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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.

27 Mar 2015 description

As a consequence of intense rainfall in Chosica (Luringacho District, Department of Lima) on 23 March, a mudslide (huayco) caused several deaths and significant damage to infrastructure. Eight fatalities, six missing and 25 people injured are confirmed so far. In addition 153 houses have collapsed.

A state of National Emergency has been declared in Chosica for 60 days. The President of Peru and local authorities have visited the zone and are assisting the affected population in coordination with INDECI (the national institute of civil protection) and other state authorities.

27 Mar 2015 description

Lima, Peru | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 02:24 GMT

The death toll from landslides in three small Peruvian communities has risen to nine following the discovery of a young girl in a river Thursday, an official said.

Roads were destroyed and homes wiped away or buried Monday following torrential rain in the Chosica, Santa Eulalia and Cocachacra communities located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Lima.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:52 GMT
Author: Reuters

LIMA, March 24 (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and more were feared dead in Peru after a massive landslide buried parts of a town amid heavy rains, authorities said on Tuesday.

Read more on AlertNet.

25 Mar 2015 description

•Province of Junin: flood due to overflow of the Coviliali River is affecting 5 localities, 35 people affected and a vehicular bridge. (fo.: INDECI).

•Province of La Libertad and Piura, flooding due to high water of Rio Chicama. Northern areas of the country are also being affected. (mc.: La República).

21 Mar 2015 description

Landslides. Dist. Limatambo, Prov. Anta - Cusco. 65 people and 15 hectares affected; 1 house destroyed and 13 no longer safe. (fo.: INDECI).

17 Mar 2015 description

Provincie of Lucanas: Floods due to the increase in the level of the Calicanto (Chaviña) river in Ayacucho. It was caused by intense rainfall in the Region on 10 March. Civil Defense authorities has informed of 282 people affected, seven homes destroyed, 29 houses uninhabitable, and 47 homes and one bridge affected. (o.s.: INDECI).

13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


• The Ministry of Education (MINEDU) conducted a School Infrastructure Census of 50,000 public school facilities to evaluate their current condition.

03 Mar 2015 description


  • HEAVY RAINS: The number of people affected by floods in Bolivia and Peru continues to increase. It has also been reported affected people in Argentina and Ecuador.

  • SEISMIC ACTIVITY: A 4.5 degree earthquake (Richter) occurred on 28 February in Cabanaconde, Peru. It was reported that 30 houses are damaged, 40 people affected and one road with restricted access.

  • WILD FIRE: A red alert is active in 7 municipalities in Chile. In Argentina authorities declared state of emergency at Chubut area.