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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.

19 Aug 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 28 July 2016 could influence public programmes.

  • WFP signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the Ministries of Social Development and Inclusion (MIDIS) and Health (MINSA) to promote food security and nutrition.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Direct Relief

By Gordon Willcock, Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Peru on Sunday in the vicinity of Arequipa.

The death toll currently stands at four, with up to 50 people injured.

As many as 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in the quake, as were streets, waterways, and other infrastructure.

16 Aug 2016 description

PERU: On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people.Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for seven districts in the province Arequipean province of Caylloma.

16 Aug 2016 description
  • On 14 August 2016 at 21:58 local time (02:58 UTC) an earthquake of 5.4 magnitude and 10.0 Km depth occurred close to Chivay in the province of Caylloma (Arequipa Region) in the South of Peru. The earthquake was followed by two aftershocks of 3.7 and 3.6 magnitude on 15 August.

  • At least eight deaths and more than 50 injured are reported so far. Local authorities reports that at least 600 houses and other buildings have been destroyed in Caylloma province. Many roads in the area affected are blocked due to landslides caused by the earthquake.

16 Aug 2016 description

Lima, Peru | AFP | Tuesday 8/16/2016 - 02:03 GMT

by Carlos MANDUJANO Moises AVILA

A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least four people including a US tourist and left 68 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday.

The quake late Sunday knocked down about 50 homes and cut off roads and power in the southern Arequipa region.

"It was tragic. They got wounded people out as best they could," said John Rivera, a resident of Yanque, a hard-hit rural village of mud huts.

10 Aug 2016 description

The Department of Lima is experiencing very low temperatures (at or below 0 degrees C) that are affecting people as well as livestock and agriculture. The Lima Regional Emergency Operations Center reported that the regional government has delivered humanitarian aid to the affected people in the districts of San Joaquin, Madean, and Arahuay. (OS: INDECI)

09 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

A new report has revealed insights into the scope of physical, psychological and sexual violence affecting children in Peru. Produced by the Government of Peru with support from UNICEF, the findings are intended to support improved national violence prevention efforts.

05 Aug 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 forecast at high level

  • Cereal imports to increase in 2016/17 marketing year

  • Cereal prices stable in July, maize prices higher than a year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 forecast at high level

05 Aug 2016 description

The majority of studies on gender and climate change have been conducted in rural contexts, pointing to clear evidence gaps with respect to climate compatible development interventions that integrate a gender approach in urban areas. With the aim of contributing new evidence on the subject, this study asks how climate compatible development interventions in urban areas have integrated gender approaches.

03 Aug 2016 description

An authority from the “Consejo de Ministros” has declared a state of emergency for 57 districts in the department of Cusco, due to low temperatures. The National Emergency Operations Center will continue to follow up with the emergency. (OS: INDECI)

28 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

In early 2015, Batán Grande, a town in the Peruvian region of Lambayeque, became a hotspot for dengue-a painful and sometimes fatal disease carried by mosquitos. Oxfam partner, CEPRODA MINGA, helped local community members create neighborhood public health outreach committees.

As Elizabeth Cano, humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in Peru, explained, “Oxfam’s role in emergencies like this isn’t to rush in with staff and supplies,” she explains. “It’s to build on the strengths that are already here.”

27 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

21 Jul 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 transition to the new Government on July 28 2016 could influence public programmes.

  • WFP and the Ministry of Health (MINSA) have signed a five year cooperation agreement to promote food security and nutrition.

19 Jul 2016 description

On July 17, 2016 the Government of Peru is assessing the possibility of extension for the frost emergency declaration. The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation will invest and provide assistance to the affected districts in the Puno region. (M: ANDINA)

11 Jul 2016 description

Humanitarian aids has been delivered to the communities of Tacna and Caylloma this week due to frost and strong winds which have been difficult to endure for many communities in these areas. (M: ANDINA 1, ANDINA 2)

07 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

- In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation:
Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

06 Jul 2016 description

Aid packages for crops and livestock that have been affected by frost have been delivered to the regions in Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Apurimac and Ayacucho in the Andean districts. Aid packages were sent to areas affected in the declaration of emergency and included veterinary supply kits for more than 3.5 million animals. (M: ANDINA)

05 Jul 2016 description

On June 28, strong winds caused damage to homes in Tacna and Jorge Basandre provinces. 72 families and houses were affected. Humanitarian assistance is being provided and damage assessments are being conducted by local authorities. (OS: INDECI)

01 Jul 2016 description

Peru - IOM Peru and the Peruvian Ministry of Interior have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in matters of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.

The MoU was signed by IOM Peru Chief of Mission José Iván Dávalos and the Minister of Interior, José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, on the occasion of the launch of the 2016 Blue Heart Campaign, implemented by the United Nations and adopted by the Government.