Update 5.1 Earthquake. The Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency for the Paruro district, in Paruro province, department of Cusco, for a period of 60 calendar days to implement immediate and necessary measures to respond to the emergency and the rehabilitation of affected areas. Several national organizations continue to conduct assessments and provide support to the victims. (o.s.: INDECI, El Peruano).
Based on its experience and leadership in emergency situations in the areas of food security, logistics and telecommunications, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) established as one of its priorities to strengthen the government’s capacities to respond to natural disasters in Peru.
WFP organized a mission to assess the current emergency telecommunications infrastructure and capacity of the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and their partners nationwide: the Operations Centers of Regional Emergency (COER) and the Ministry of Health (MINSA).
The Government of Peru, through the Ministry of Disaster Risk Management of the Council of Ministers Presidency and representatives from the National Center for Risk Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction (CENEPRED); from the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and the National Center for Strategic Planning (CEPLAN), introduced on September 18th, 2014 the National Plan for Disaster Risk Management – PLANAGERD 2014-2021, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of the population and their livelihood against risk of disasters.
EARTHQUAKE: Eight people are reported dead, 4 injured and nearly 600 people affected as a result of the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Peru.
Local and national authorities have initiated the cleanup operations and assistance to the affected families.
HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical storm Rachel weakens but still causes some moderate rains in the coastal area of Baja California Sur.
09/28/2014 16:20 GMT
LIMA, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - At least eight people died, including four children, and half a dozen were injured in a 4.9-magnitude earthquake that shook a rural Andean region in Peru, police said Sunday.
The victims were all from the community of Mica, where 90 percent of the town's rustic homes collapsed when the quake struck the southeastern Cusco region Saturday night.
Summary: On 12 September 2013, 294,967 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance to 5,000 beneficiaries.
What can a team of 20 volunteers, all doctors or nurses, accomplish in five days with 10 Physician Travel Packs provided by HPIC?
“Over 1,900 patients were triaged,” reported Dr. Duncan Miller in his report to HPIC. “Of these, 1,608 were assessed in the general medicine clinic; 506 were seen by a dentist and 767 patients were treated in optometry. All of these patients were prescribed medication and/or vitamins.”
Department of Lima. Province of Huaral. District of Ihuari. High winds damage 86 homes, a health center, and a school. Provincial response and delivery of humanitarian assistance. (o.s.: INDECI)
Ancash department. Santa Rosa district. Landslides affect potable water intake systems and roads; no victims and no damage to homes. Local response: Emergency declaration, provisional catchment of spring water. (o.s.: INDECI; m.: Andina).
Health care experts, including specialists, technicians and hospital directors, have joined IOM Peru and the Peruvian Ministry of Health to share their experience during a three-day workshop ending today in Lima. The meeting was aimed at building the capacity of frontline health care providers treating victims of human trafficking.
$25 million loan will help implement reforms to improve disaster response capability
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan to support Peru’s efforts to reduce its vulnerability to disasters and to improve its ability to respond to them.
LIMA- The World Food Programme (WFP) in Peru recently carried out an assessment mission of the National Civil Defense Institute’s (INDECI) telecommunications emergency infrastructure, with the support of the Fast Information Technology and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team (FITTEST), based in Dubai. This joint assessment was executed between the 11th and 31st of May 2014 by a team including Oscar Caleman and Roberto Salazar of FITTEST.
Floods have affected the north-easternmost Peruvian province of Maynas, due to the overflow of river Napo. As of 24 June, INDECI reports 486 families affected and an equal number of homes damaged in the districts of Napo and Torres Causana.
06/24/2014 02:16 GMT
LIMA, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - Peru on Monday reported its first cases of the chikungunya virus, in two people who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, authorities said.
Health ministry director Henry Rebaza said the man and woman who were diagnosed in Lima had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean vacation spot where the virus has been detected.
Rebaza said the couple have been isolated and so far are the only ones known to have been infected, and then diagnosed in Peru.
Arequipa Department. San Juan de Siguas Department. Landslides destroy 27 homes with no victims and no injuries reported. A lagoon has formed in Quilca. (o.s. INDECI; m.: Perú 21).
The Scientific Technical Committee of Permanent Monitoring Ubinas volcano reported that since April 14 the activity of Ubinas volcano, located in the Moquegua region, near the border with the Arequipa region, increased substantially leaving the volcano system wide open after volcano a main blast..
The Scientific Technical Committee of Permanent Monitoring Ubinas Volcano recommended raising the alert level to orange level and recommended an evacuation process in three communities on April 15.
Cusco department. Santa Ana district. Floods affect 202 homes and communications. Local response. (o.s.: INDECI).
Ubinas volcano. Increase in volcanic activity, with explosions and emission of a column of gases up to 3,600 meters. Ash fall in Ubinas, Escacha, Tonohaya and San Miguel. Preventive evacuation of 21 families. (o.s: INDECI, INGEMMET; m: Perú 21, La República).
Ubinas volcano. Increase in seismic activity and ashfall in thirteen communities. Regional Department of Health and local authorities are coordinating the clean-up of urban streets and roofs. Distribution of protective goggles and masks continues. (o.s: INDECI).