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03 Jul 2015 description

By Raphaël Guévin-Nicoloff — 3 July 2015

As one of the 38 countries to achieve anti-hunger targets for 2015, Peru has a lot to celebrate. In fact, the country has managed to reduce its number of hungry people by half in the last 15 years.

24 Jun 2015 description

By Inés Calderón

Peru, one of 13 countries recently surveyed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ahead of World Humanitarian Summit regional consultations for Latin America and the Caribbean, is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and droughts.

23 Jun 2015 description


  • RAINS: About 65,000 people are affected by floods in Peru, and 2,200 are in shelters around Iquito. Mexico,
    Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are also affected by heavy rain.

  • EPIDEMIC: Cases of cholera have increased in the Dominican Republic, while in Honduras cases of dengue and chikungunya have increased.

  • EARTHQUAKE: A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the city of Concepcion in Chile. No damages or injuries were reported.

11 Jun 2015 description

This document for practitioners has been produced as part of the “Prevention of Social Conflicts in the Use of Natural Resources” project implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Peru.

10 Jun 2015 description

Lima, Peru | AFP | Wednesday 6/10/2015 - 16:12 GMT

At least 13 people were killed when a rockslide crushed a public transport van in Peru, and more bodies may still be found under the debris, rescuers said Wednesday.

Two people survived the rockslide Monday along a remote stretch of highway northeast of the capital Lima.

But after more than 30 hours clearing rocks and earth from the van, rescue workers have given up hope of finding more survivors, said fire chief Carlos Paredes.

04 Jun 2015 description
report El Comercio Perú

Según el plan multisectorial, no intervendrá en 289 localidades altoandinas y de la selva, pese a que están en riesgo

Oscar Paz

03 Jun 2015 description

Disarmament experts from Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) have conducted a research and development (R&D) mission in Peru, to support the government with its plans to destroy its stockpiled cluster munitions.

The mission was undertaken in cooperation with the Peruvian Air Force from 04-08 May, at the Puntos Lobos logistic base in the Pucusana District, south of Lima.

23 May 2015 description


WFP Peru has shifted from a food aid to a food assistance agency with a focus on institutional capacity development and support to eliminate chronic childhood undernutrition and anaemia. In the context of recurrent natural disasters, WFP Peru provides support to emergency preparedness and early response. WFP has been present in Peru since 1964.

16 May 2015 description

Lima, Peru | AFP | Saturday 5/16/2015 - 21:53 GMT

Peru declared a state of emergency in part of the country Saturday after deep cracks caused by heavy rains appeared in a village, terrifying residents.

The gaping crevasses have worsened over several weeks in the northern Ancash region, making some houses uninhabitable and prompting the emergency resolution by the government.

01 May 2015 description


The regional representation for the Andean countries (regional representation) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) provided a diversity of support to the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) in 2014 so that the National Society could better fulfil its humanitarian mission. These actions were done in alignment with International Movement strategies and standards, including Strategy 2020 and the Inter-American Framework for Action 2012-2016.

21 Apr 2015 description


  • PERU: As a result of heavy rains in the region of Loreto, more than 115,000 people are affected in urban and rural areas.

  • HAITI: About 50,000 people lost their homes as recent severe storms destroyed 8,800 houses. The most affected areas are in the southwest of the country and the capital, Port au Prince.

  • CHILE: The Ministry of Public Works expects to release an official report on the costs of reconstruction 30 April.

09 Apr 2015 description

Severe weather

Since October 2014 heavy rain, hail, snowfall, thunderstorms, floods, landslides have affected several areas of Peru, causing damage and deaths. According to the latest INDECI reports (as of 6 April 2015), more than 155 000 people were affected and 43 people were killed across the country.

Volcanic activity

07 Apr 2015 description


  • Initial production forecast for 2015 rice points to slight recovery from last year’s low level

  • Cereal imports in 2014 at record levels

  • In March, potato prices decline from their high levels, rice and maize prices remain unchanged

  • Severe rains cause localized landslides

Initial production forecast for 2015 rice points to slight recovery from last year’s low level

05 Apr 2015 description
report Redhum

Perú, 04 de Abril 2015
Fuente: Radio Programas del Peru

El Ejecutivo decretó el estado de emergencia en diversos distritos y provincias de Arequipa por 60 días calendario, para atender los efectos de las lluvias intensas, granizadas, heladas, vientos fuertes, originando deslizamientos, huaicos, derrumbes, entre otros.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Peruvian authorities announced a state of emergency in Chosica, Peru, a small town northeast of the capital city of Lima, which was hit by an avalanche of mud and rocks. Two hours of intense rain loosened car-sized boulders that came crashing through the town along with mud and water, sweeping away homes, vehicles, furniture and animals. The BBC reports that at least seven were killed and 65 homes destroyed.

01 Apr 2015 description
report Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in South America is providing assistance to people affected by devastating floods and mudslides. At least 24 people have lost their lives in Peru and Chile, with many more made homeless.

The city of Chosica, in Peru, was the first to be affected by torrential rain, which set off mudslides that buried everything in their way. At least seven people were killed and 65 houses destroyed. A Salvation Army team, working in coordination with Civil Defense and municipal authorities of Chosica, has provided material assistance and spiritual support.