On 17 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Peru notified PAHO/WHO of a confirmed case of sexual transmission of Zika virus. This is the country’s first case of Zika virus infection.
While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43% of children.
High exposure to recurring disasters threaten the food security of vulnerable populations.
Upcoming presidential elections could influence management of public programmes.
WFP and the REPSOL Foundation signed a multi-year agreement to fight chronic malnutrition and anaemia in Ventanilla.
Flooding affects Quito-Arma District in the Department of Huancavelica: On April 3, 2016, heavy rains caused flooding in the Quito-Arma District in Huancavelica Department, leaving 3 homes uninhabitable and 64 families affected. The Civil Defense stated that on April 6 the damage assessment and needs analysis begun. As of April 12, the Provincial Government is providing humanitarian aid to those affected. (OS: INDECI)
Flooding in Tumbes Department leaves 1,637 families affected and 14 homes destroyed: Heavy rainfall that resulted in flooding of the Department of Tumbes on February 24 and 25, 2016 left 1, 637 families affected ; 14 homes were completely destroyed and seven schools and one health center affected, as reported by INDECI on March 13, 2016. As of March 2, 2016, the latest information on health response is that in Tumbes province.
A. Situation analysis
A.1 Description of the disaster
In May and September 2015, meteorological phenomena causing low temperatures and frost affected Andean regions 3,500 meters above sea level, with temperatures dropping to below 0°C accompanied by hail and snowstorms. In some locations, temperatures plummeted to -15° C, severely affecting the lives and health of the population, as well as basic services, livelihoods (livestock and agriculture), different types of infrastructure and schools, among others.
Lima, Peru | AFP | Sunday 2/28/2016 - 23:49 GMT
Peru's government declared a state of emergency in 16 Amazon rainforest communities Sunday due to oil spills in the northeastern Loreto region.
The measure, announced in the official gazette, lasts for 60 days and comes more than a month after a spill was reported in Imaza district (population 23,000).
A second spill was reported on February 3 in Morona district (population 9,000).
Residents of both districts are overwhelmingly indigenous people.
Heavy rains cause landslide and damages to crops and infrastructure in Puno region: People are reported missing and dead after a landslide occurred in Puno region as of February 24, 2016. Incalculable damage has also been reported in 3 provinces (Sandia, San Antonio de Putina and Azángaro) where heavy rains caused floods, collapsed bridges, and damaged homes and crops. Rains are expected to continue until February 25, 2016, mainly in the northern provinces of Puno region.
Heavy rain has been reportedly affecting several parts of central and northern Peru over the past few days causing rivers to overflow.
Media report several people evacuated and several homes damaged in the provinces of San Marcos, La Convencion and Satipo, as of 23 February.
Over the next 24 h heavy rain may affect northern, northeastern and central Peru.
Summary of WFP assistance:
Strong winds and heavy rain affected central Peru, especially the department of San Martin, on 30 January causing damages. Approx. 110 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Tingo Maria over 30-31 January.
As of 1 Febuary, local authorities report one person dead and 35 families displaced in the province of El Dorado.
Over the next 24 h moderate rain may still affect the central and northern parts of the country.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Cereal production in 2015 estimated at a bumper level
Cereal imports at record levels in 2015
Cereal prices stable in November, potato prices increase sharply
Cereal production in 2015 estimated at a bumper level
The province of Concepcion has been affected by heavy rains and hail storm that affected 50 people and 200 hectares of food crops. The Junín Regional Government deployed Aid that consisted of buckets, tents, canned goods, toiletries to the affected population. (M: ANDINA)
A. Situation Analysis
A.1 Description of the Disaster
The intense rains, which began falling in early April, affected the populations living near the rivers. According to INDECI's latest consolidated report, 33 districts across Loreto were affected, affecting 29,481 families (147,405 people), damaging 29,166 homes, rendering 336 homes uninhabitable, causing 2 to collapse, and damaging 672 educational institutions. In terms of agriculture, 6,982 hectares of crops were destroyed and 2,215 hectares were affected.
Peru - 12/16/2015
EARTHQUAKES: Several earthquakes were registered in Guatemala, Peru and Dominican Republic with magnitude of 5.1, 4.6 and 4.9 respectively. No injuries or damages were reported.
MIGRANT CHILDREN: 10,588 nonaccompanied children crossed the border between Mexico and the United States in October and November 2015, more than double than in the same two-month period in 2014 (5,129).
Heavy rain continued to affect over 4-5 December the northern parts of the country causing more floods and damages.
As of 5 December, national authorities report four people dead in the worst affected province of Mariscal Caceres (San Martin region), as well as 200 families affected in the town of Villa Saramiriza in Manseriche district in Loreto Daten Maranon province (Loreto region) due to the overflow of the Maranon river.
Over the next 24 h light rain may still affect several areas of northern, central and southeastern Peru.
Heavy downpours around the western Amazon force hundreds of people from their homes as rivers burst their banks.
Torrential downpours have struck Peru's northern San Martin region, leading to widespread flooding. Hundreds of residents have been forced from their homes as several swollen rivers burst their banks.
Heavy rain has occured over the past few days in San Martin region (northern Peru) causing floods.
As of 3 December, national authorities report over 2 000 families have been affected and nearly 300 families have been rendered homeless, of which 245 families in the worst affected province of Mariscal Caceres.