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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.

30 Jun 2016 description

As of June 28, 2016 at least 231 people in the district of Tanta, Yauyos province in the region of Lima have been affected by frost the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) reported. Humanitarian assistance is being provided to the affect population through the municipality district of Tanta, they have also conducted a damage assessment and needs analysis. (OS: INDECI, M: ANDINA)

21 Jun 2016 description

Peru - 06/20/2016

Affected by low temperatures: As of June 20, 2016, 450 people have been affected by frost in several localities in the Polobaya district, in the province and region of Arequipa, also causing damage to crops and farm animals. The frost destroyed 8 hectares of crops and damaged another 46, which are being assessed by the Agriculture Agency of Arequipa. (FO: INDECI)

09 Jun 2016 description

Peru - 06/08/2016

11,985 people affected by frost in Cusco: As of June 7, 2016, two districts in Cusco were severely affected by frost. In Santo Tomas in Chumbivilcas, 10,000 people were affected, 55 animals were lost and another 500 were affected. In Sicuani in Canchis, 1,985 people were affected. The Cusco Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) is coordinating with the regional government for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

03 Jun 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 presidential elections could influence the management of public programmes. The second round of elections will be held in on 5 June 2016.

Operational Updates

01 Jun 2016 description

As of May 31, 2016, an extension has been requested for a state of emergency in 3 districts in the Junín region, due to low temperatures; 10 districts have been added to that list. In addition, 22 districts have been identified as vulnerable to frost. 100 families in San José de Quero were affected as were 150 hectares of land. (M: RPP)

01 Jun 2016 description

A state of emergency has been declared for seven provinces in the department of Apurimac due to El Niño, for the implementation of immediate measures and necessary response and rehabilitation in the affected areas. Damages and losses in livestock and agriculture are expected during the month of June, as of May 31, 2016, 4,995 hectares of crops have been destroyed and 44, 858 hectares have been damaged due to water shortage. The effect of the drought is threatening the food security of vulnerable populations and causing economic losses. (M: ANDINA)

21 Apr 2016 description

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.

19 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

13 Apr 2016 description

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)

21 Mar 2016 description

Active emergencies due to El Niño: Twelve regions in Peru are under emergency due to the effects of El Nino according to COE-FEN. The regions are experiencing floods, rains, landslides, mudslides, and strong wind gusts as of March 18, 2016. (M: ANDINA, EL PERUANO).

16 Mar 2016 description

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.

01 Mar 2016 description

by Juan Bazo, Climate Centre, Lima

The Peruvian Red Cross is assisting 2,000 families as part of its German-supported ‘Forecast-based Financing’ (FbF) programme as heavy rain and flash floods blamed on El Niño sweep across more than half the country’s administrative regions.