Bonn/Lima, 24.07.2007. Deutsche
Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) is releasing 50,000 euros for the
victims of the devastating cold snap in the Andean regions of Peru. The
money will provide warm clothing, medicine, food and blankets for around
6,000 people within the week. South America is experiencing unusually low
temperatures, even for the winter season in the southern hemisphere. The
result is snowfall -exceptional for this time of year - of up to 50cm.
"The people here are resilient.
They even wear sandals in winter," explains Jeanette Weller, Welthungerhilfe's