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20 Sep 2016 description

The Moquegua regional government has declared a state of emergency due to imminent low temperatures in several districts, for a period of 60 days, in order for the Civil Defense and public safety authorities to carry out urgent and necessary actions. This measure includes several districts of the Provinces of Mariscal Nieto and General Sanchez Cerro. (M: ANDINA)

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 25 August, the total number of districts under a state of emergency due to the earthquake increased to twelve when a state of emergency was declared in five new districts of Caylloma province.

  • According to the report by the Peruvian National Civil Defense (INDECI), dated September 13, total of 10,092 people have been affected in Caylloma province.

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43 percent of children.

  • High exposure to recurring disasters threatens the food security of vulnerable populations.

  • The new Government’s inauguration on July 28 2016 could influence public programmes.

  • WFP has signed multi-year cooperation agreements with the Ministries of Social Development and Inclusion (MIDIS) and Health (MINSA) to promote food security and nutrition.

13 Sep 2016 description

On September 11, 2016 the technical team of the Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) flies over the city of Iquitos, region of Loreto to assess the damage caused by strong wind and rains. The report included 318 affected families, 1 dead, 32 injured, 78 homes uninhabitable and 142 homes, 4 educational institutions and 2 public locals affected. At the time the Peruvian Center for National Emergencies (COEN) is monitoring the situation and coordinating the assistance to the affected population. (OS: INDECI)

10 Sep 2016 description

Lima, Peru | AFP | Saturday 9/10/2016 - 14:33 GMT

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck the jungle region of northern Peru on Saturday, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicenter was 54 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of the city of New Cajamarca, striking at a depth of 146 kilometers at 5:08 am (1008 GMT), according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru.

"The earthquake was strong; no damage in Nueva Cajamarca has been reported," civil defense authorities said in a statement.

09 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Lima, September 6, 2016.– During a meeting held with the Prime Minister of Peru, Fernando Zavala Lombardi, UNICEF Regional Director, María Cristina Perceval, recommended the Peruvian government to continue devoting at least 25% of the national general budget on children and adolescents.

07 Sep 2016 description

During this period, frost has occurred (temperatures equal to or below 0°C) mostly in the high Andean zones and plateaus over 3,500 ft. This situation is significantly affecting the lives and health of people as well as their property. (OS: INDECI)

06 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

  • On 25 August, the total number of districts under a state of emergency due to the earthquake increased to twelve when a state of emergency was declared in five new districts of Caylloma province.

  • According to the 30 August INDECI Report, 10,859 people have been affected in Caylloma province

30 Aug 2016 description

PERU

Education authorities have allocated 1,292,000 soles (around US$347,885) in response to 11 public schools in the province of Caylloma – Arequipa damaged by the 14 August earthquake. Authorities will purchase, transport and install 16 pre-fabricated classrooms, as a temporary solution.
Ministry of Education.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

About 1,779 people have been displaced due to flooding and 16 provinces are under alert. Rains are forecasted to continue.
National Emergency Centre.

PANAMA

30 Aug 2016 description

A state of emergency has been declared for various locations of the communities located in the Putumayo, Teniente Manuel Clavero, Yaguas, and Rosa Panduro districts, in the Putumayo province, and the Napo district, in the Mayanas province, located in the Loreto region, due to flooding. The National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) is providing immediate and necessary response actions to affected areas. (M: ANDINA)

30 Aug 2016 description

The province of Junin has experienced freezing weather, with temperatures at or below 0oC in much of the highland areas above 3,500 meters. This situation has significantly affected the life and health of people and their livestock, and agriculture. The Junin Regional Government has delivered humanitarian aid to those affected in the districts of Junin and Ulcumayo. (OS: INDECI)

27 Aug 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster On 14 August at 21:58, a 5.3 earthquake (on the Richter scale, III-IV on the Mercalli Intensity Scale) struck Peru, affecting the province of Caylloma in particular. The epicentre was located at a depth of 8kmm some 10 km south-west of Chivay, Arequipa (coordinates: latitude - 15.64 and longitude - 71.68).

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The province of Caylloma, in Arequipa was affected by a 5,2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday August 14th at 21:58.

• The seven most affected districts are Chivay, Achoma, Coporaque, Ichupampa, Maca, Madrigal y Yanque.

• As a result, there are 1,498 uninhabitable and 1,366 affected houses.

• Water supply collapsed in two districts. Shortage of water is also registered in the other five districts.

23 Aug 2016 description

UMCOR trains communities in Peru how to protect themselves against future hazards

By David Tereshchuk*

August 16, 2016 — In step with many international aid agencies, UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is putting significant effort into disaster risk reduction, even as it pursues its long-standing mission of alleviating human suffering caused by disasters.

19 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43 percent of children.

  • High exposure to recurring disasters threatens the food security of vulnerable populations.

  • The new Government´s inauguration on 28 July 2016 could influence public programmes.

  • WFP signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the Ministries of Social Development and Inclusion (MIDIS) and Health (MINSA) to promote food security and nutrition.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Direct Relief

By Gordon Willcock, Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Peru on Sunday in the vicinity of Arequipa.

The death toll currently stands at four, with up to 50 people injured.

As many as 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in the quake, as were streets, waterways, and other infrastructure.

16 Aug 2016 description

PERU: On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people.Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for seven districts in the province Arequipean province of Caylloma.

16 Aug 2016 description
  • On 14 August 2016 at 21:58 local time (02:58 UTC) an earthquake of 5.4 magnitude and 10.0 Km depth occurred close to Chivay in the province of Caylloma (Arequipa Region) in the South of Peru. The earthquake was followed by two aftershocks of 3.7 and 3.6 magnitude on 15 August.

  • At least eight deaths and more than 50 injured are reported so far. Local authorities reports that at least 600 houses and other buildings have been destroyed in Caylloma province. Many roads in the area affected are blocked due to landslides caused by the earthquake.

16 Aug 2016 description

Lima, Peru | AFP | Tuesday 8/16/2016 - 02:03 GMT

by Carlos MANDUJANO Moises AVILA

A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least four people including a US tourist and left 68 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday.

The quake late Sunday knocked down about 50 homes and cut off roads and power in the southern Arequipa region.

"It was tragic. They got wounded people out as best they could," said John Rivera, a resident of Yanque, a hard-hit rural village of mud huts.

10 Aug 2016 description

The Department of Lima is experiencing very low temperatures (at or below 0 degrees C) that are affecting people as well as livestock and agriculture. The Lima Regional Emergency Operations Center reported that the regional government has delivered humanitarian aid to the affected people in the districts of San Joaquin, Madean, and Arahuay. (OS: INDECI)