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IOM, Peruvian Health Ministry Train Health Care Providers Working with Trafficking Victims

Health care experts, including specialists, technicians and hospital directors, have joined IOM Peru and the Peruvian Ministry of Health to share their experience during a three-day workshop ending today in Lima. The meeting was aimed at building the capacity of frontline health care providers treating victims of human trafficking.

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Peru takes strides to reduce its vulnerability to natural disasters with support from the IDB

$25 million loan will help implement reforms to improve disaster response capability

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan to support Peru’s efforts to reduce its vulnerability to disasters and to improve its ability to respond to them.

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WFP supports INDECI in Strengthening of Telecommunications During Emergencies

LIMA- The World Food Programme (WFP) in Peru recently carried out an assessment mission of the National Civil Defense Institute’s (INDECI) telecommunications emergency infrastructure, with the support of the Fast Information Technology and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team (FITTEST), based in Dubai. This joint assessment was executed between the 11th and 31st of May 2014 by a team including Oscar Caleman and Roberto Salazar of FITTEST.

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Peru - Floods (ECHO Daily Flash, 26 June 2014)

Floods have affected the north-easternmost Peruvian province of Maynas, due to the overflow of river Napo. As of 24 June, INDECI reports 486 families affected and an equal number of homes damaged in the districts of Napo and Torres Causana.

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Chikungunya virus spreads to Peru

06/24/2014 02:16 GMT

LIMA, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - Peru on Monday reported its first cases of the chikungunya virus, in two people who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Health ministry director Henry Rebaza said the man and woman who were diagnosed in Lima had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean vacation spot where the virus has been detected.

Rebaza said the couple have been isolated and so far are the only ones known to have been infected, and then diagnosed in Peru.

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Monitoring Emergencies - Peru 5/29/2014

Arequipa Department. San Juan de Siguas Department. Landslides destroy 27 homes with no victims and no injuries reported. A lagoon has formed in Quilca. (o.s. INDECI; m.: Perú 21).

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Emergency due to Ubinas Volcano Eruption Process - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 01


  • The Scientific Technical Committee of Permanent Monitoring Ubinas volcano reported that since April 14 the activity of Ubinas volcano, located in the Moquegua region, near the border with the Arequipa region, increased substantially leaving the volcano system wide open after volcano a main blast..

  • The Scientific Technical Committee of Permanent Monitoring Ubinas Volcano recommended raising the alert level to orange level and recommended an evacuation process in three communities on April 15.

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Monitoring Emergencies: Peru 5/23/2014

Cusco department. Santa Ana district. Floods affect 202 homes and communications. Local response. (o.s.: INDECI).

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Monitoring Emergencies - Peru 5/17-19/2014

Ubinas volcano. Increase in volcanic activity, with explosions and emission of a column of gases up to 3,600 meters. Ash fall in Ubinas, Escacha, Tonohaya and San Miguel. Preventive evacuation of 21 families. (o.s: INDECI, INGEMMET; m: Perú 21, La República).

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Monitoring Emergencies - Peru 5/8/2014

Ubinas volcano. Increase in seismic activity and ashfall in thirteen communities. Regional Department of Health and local authorities are coordinating the clean-up of urban streets and roofs. Distribution of protective goggles and masks continues. (o.s: INDECI).

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Peruvian Red Cross Annual Report 2013 (MAAPE002)

This report covers the period 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013


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 Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) in 2013 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.

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Peru volcanic activity, 2014 Situation Report #2 [EN/SP]


  • The Ubinas volcano started showing activity in September of 2013. Explosions and ash emissions have been recorded, and there has been a steady increase in emissions of gases and ash as energy pulses (smaller explosions and exhalations). These produce eruptive columns between 500 and 3000 meters above the crater.

  • Ash from Ubinas has reached an area 40 km around the volcano, which have affected the health and livelihoods of nearby communities.

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Caritas Peru helps following floods


Had it not been for Caritas’ call for help, the outcome would have been different for more than 10,000 people after intense rains led to major floods in the Peruvian jungle.

In the early morning hours of last January 26th, a downpour caused flooding in houses in the districts of Huepetuhe and Tambopata. During the evening of the next day, the rain caused the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers and their tributaries to overflow. Three days later, the Tambopata river overflowed again flooding homes and damaging a bridge which isolated 7 towns in the province.

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Peru: Fresh Lava Arrives at Ubinas Volcano (as of 28 Apr 2014)

Despite a recent decline in earthquakes, Ubinas Volcano erupted an ash plume on April 28, 2014. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) collected this false-color view of the volcano on the same day.

Located in the Peruvian Andes, Ubinas has shown signs of an impending eruption since the mid-2013, highlighted by the appearance of a fresh lava dome in March 2014. Ubinas’s frequent ash emissions are irritating the eyes and throats of thousands of local residents, especially children, according to El Economista, Peru.

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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 353


  • PERU: Activity from the Ubina volcano continues, although experts assure it is diminishing. Some 1,038 people have been affected.

  • NICARAGUA: Authorities are carrying out a census to determine the exact number of houses affected by the April 10 earthquake.

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Some 3,690 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the province of San Cristobal.

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The Ubinas Volcano in Peru Increases Activity

The Ubinas volcano, located in the department of Moquegua, in Peru, has been increasing its activity since 13 April, with explosions and columns of ash emissions, which have dispersed to an area 24 miles from the volcano’s circumference. These have affected population centers, crops and livestock. National authorities have begun the process of evacuating the towns of Querapi, Tonohaya and San Carlos de Titi. About 5,000 people live in the 5 districts located in the volcano’s influence zone.

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Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

04/17/2014 21:36 GMT

LIMA, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash.

In recent days eruptions from the Ubinas volcano, in southern Peru, have launched volcanic ash over a 20-kilometer (12-mile) radius, the government said.

"We are moving an estimated 4,000 people farther to secure their health against ash and smoke emissions," Minister of Agriculture Juan Benites told the official news agency Andina.

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Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

04/01/2014 21:07 GMT

LIMA, April 1, 2014 (AFP) - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

The volcano in southwestern Peru blasted back to life causing about 60 villagers from Querapi, near its base, to be relocated Saturday, Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said.

"We are readying a shelter for refugees from the blasts," he added Tuesday, noting that the whole Moquegua region was on alert.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Peru 14-March-2014


  • Prospects for the 2014 cereal production are mixed

  • Cereal imports in 2013 at record levels

  • Prices of maize and wheat remained stable in February, those of rice increased