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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


• 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
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


  • 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


  • 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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  • 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


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.


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


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


• 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.