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02 Dec 2016 description
  • 11 homes destroyed by strong winds and heavy rains in the districts of Apurimas: Strong winds accompanied with rainfall left 11 families affected in the districts of Colcabamba and Toraya, in the province of Aymaraes, Apurimac region. The winds and rains caused downed power lines and affected electricity. The Provincial Municipality of Aymareas Civil Defense Office, reported that its damage and needs analysis is being coordinated with the Regional Government of Apurímac delivery of humanitarian aid.

02 Dec 2016 description

Homes made of adobe in the province of Lampa have completely collapsed in the quake

Dec 1 (Reuters) - A shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, damaging homes and downing some communication lines in a remote Andean province.

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29 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at record level

  • Cereal prices stable in October, but remained higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at record level

  • Cereal prices stable in October, but remained higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

25 Nov 2016 description

Less rain due to climate change and last year's El Nino weather pattern have made the Amazon drier than usual, scientists have said

LIMA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Wildfires have torn through more than 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of forest, protected areas and farmland in drought-stricken parts of Peru as the Andean country suffers one of its driest periods in years, authorities said on Thursday.

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23 Nov 2016 description

The Cajamarca Health Management declared a regional green alert in all the health facilities in the region until December 31 due to the multiple fires. The purpose of the alert is to develop immediate response actions in case there is damage to the health facilities caused by the fires. (M: RPP)

22 Nov 2016 description

On Saturday; a new wildfire was registered in the area of Querocoto, Chota province that has not been controlled yet. The Mayor has informed that more than 1000 hectares has been affected by the fire, and that electricity and telephone lines have been affected, so the area is isolated. Furthermore, two deaths due to respiratory problems have been reported. The local authorities have requested aid from the regional and central government to control the emergency since the wild fire is 10 km away from an urban area.

18 Nov 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 under three.

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

  • The new Government aims to reduce chronic child undernutrition from 14% to 6.4%, and to eliminate extreme poverty and child anemia by 2021.

Operational Updates

16 Nov 2016 description

Residents of the villages of Sallalli, Parjo, and Cajamarca will be relocated due to ashfall from the Sabancaya volcano. The volcano began a new eruptive process on November 11, the Geological, Mineral, and Metal Institute (INGEMMET) and the Volcanology Observatory (OVI) reported. (OS: ANDINA)

08 Nov 2016 description

On November 04, the Ministry of Defense began the delivery of humanitarian aid and removal of debris for those affected in Cantagallo after a wildfire destroyed the homes of hundreds of families in the community of Shipibo-Konibo. (OS: MINDEF) (M: ANDINA)

27 Oct 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 aims to reduce chronic child undernutrition from 14% to 8%, and to eliminate extreme poverty and child anemia by 2020.

WFP Assistance

21 Oct 2016 description

Lima, 21 October 2016 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Peru will invest US$74.5 million to create rural employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley region (also known as VRAEM), characterized by extreme poverty and conflict.

18 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On August 14, 2016, a magnitude 5,3 earthquake struck 11 districts of the Chivay province in the Arequipa Region with the following intensity per district:

DATE: 14/08/2016
TIME: 21:58:58
DEPTH: 8 Km
MAGNITUDE: 5.3 ML
INTENSITY
VI : Maca, Yanque, Achoma, Ichupampa;
V-VI: Coporaque, Chivay, Madrigal, Pinchollo, Cabanaconde;
IV-V: Yuta;
IV : Huambo;
III-IV: Chachas,
III : Yura

13 Oct 2016 description
  • Heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting the northern areas of the country over the past few days causing floods.

  • According to official reports, as of 12 October early morning (UTC), 380 houses have been damaged, hundreds of people were left without power and traffic has been disrupted in the provinces of Bagua and Utcubamba (Region of Amazonas).

  • Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may affect the northern, central and eastern areas of the country, including the ones already affected.

12 Oct 2016 description

PANAMA CITY, 12 October 2016 - The El Niño weather phenomenon was first named by fishermen in Peru where records going back 500 years have detailed its destructive impact especially along the northern coast where it often hits hardest.

When the most recent El Nino was first forecast it stirred fearful memories of the 9,300 people who lost their lives in the so-called Meganiños of 1982-83 and 1997-98 along with GDP losses of 11.6% and 6.2% respectively.

12 Oct 2016 description

Iquitos, Peru, 12 October 2016 – The Asia-Pacific is on the precipice of a disturbing uptick in poverty due to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters fueled by climate change and their ripple effect on water and food supplies, warn top emergency management officials from APEC member economies.

03 Oct 2016 description

A state of emergency was declared by Executive powers due to imminent danger from a lack of water in the districts of Cocachacra, Dean Valdivia, Punta de Bombón, Mejia, and Mollendo of the province of Islay (Arequipa), for a period of 60 days. This measure will be used for the implementation of immediate actions necessary to reduce the very high risk. (M: ANDINA)

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.