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16 Aug 2007 description

Declaraciones atribuídas al vocero del Secretario General de la ONU con motivo del terremoto en el Perú

El Secretario General estuvo profundamente afectado al enterarse de las trágicas muertes y destrucción ocasionadas por un poderoso terremoto ocurrido al sur de Lima, en el Perú.

16 Aug 2007 description

Un avión Hércules moviliza esta tarde cinco toneladas de bienestarina, tres toneladas de agua potable, 300 kilos de medicamentos y 2 carpas hospitalarias para atender a las víctimas del terremoto.

Bogotá, 16 ago (MRE).

16 Aug 2007 description

1. Breve descripción del evento

Un sismo de magnitud de 8,0 se presentó el día 15 de agosto a las 18:41 horas (hora local) afectando a siete regiones del país, con daños mayores en la región de Ica, especialmente los distritos de Pisco, Chincha y la provincia de Ica. .

16 Aug 2007 description

Office of the Resident Coordinator

Situation

1. At 11:40:58 PM UTC/GMT (Greenwich time) 6:34:56 PM local time, an earthquake of 7.9 degrees in the Richter scale struck in the Department of Ica. The epicenter was 25 miles (61 kilometers) west-northwest of Chincha Alta, Peru, and 90 miles (161 kilometers) south-southeast of Lima, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was 30.2 km depth (18.8 miles). The effects were also strongly felt in Lima capital.

2. Several aftershocks have been registered to the moment.

3.

16 Aug 2007 description
report American Red Cross

By Katie Lawson , Staff Writer, Redcross.org

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies sends assistance to Peruvian earthquake survivors.

16 Aug 2007 description

Silver Spring, Maryland--La Agencia Adventista de Desarrollo y Recursos Asistenciales (ADRA) está evaluando y respondiendo a las necesidades de los sobrevivientes del terremoto de Perú luego de que este sismo de 8.0 grados sacudiera a este país a las 6:41 p.m. hora local del miércoles pasado.

16 Aug 2007 description

(PORTLAND, ORE. - Aug. 16, 2007) Medical Teams International is on standby with medicines and volunteers to respond to yesterday's earthquake in Peru. The 8.0 magnitude quake is still sending aftershocks in the southern region where nearly 500 people have been killed and thousands more are injured.

"We're waiting for an assessment from our partners in Peru to tell us what the needs are...whether it's for personnel or supplies," says Joe DiCarlo, director of emergency relief for Medical Teams International.

16 Aug 2007 description
report World Bank

Pamela Cox, vicepresidenta del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe, expresó hoy la solidaridad y condolencias del Banco Mundial para con el pueblo y Gobierno de la Rep=FAblica del Perú por la pérdida de vidas humanas como resultado del movimiento tel=FArico de la víspera, que afectó principalmente una zona ubicada 145 km al sureste de Lima.

En una carta enviada al Presidente peruano Alan García, Cox resaltó que "seguiremos pendientes de lo acaecido en la región de Ica, los ciudadanos de cuya región fueron los que más sufrieron lamentables pérdidas de vidas humanas" y …

16 Aug 2007 description

Anna Nelson, Federación Internacional

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja procede a transferir 250.000 francos suizos (205.000 dólares o 53.000 euros) de su Fondo de Reserva para el Socorro en Casos de Desastre a fin de que se movilice la asistencia inicial para los damnificados por el terremoto de una intensidad de 7,9 grados en la escala de Richter que sacudió Perú este miércoles.

El terremoto sobrevino a eso de las 18:40, hora loca, a unos 160 kilómetros de Lima, la capital.

La prensa local informa de extensos daños en la provincia …

16 Aug 2007 description

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today expressed Canada's concern for those affected by the earthquake in Peru and outlined Canada's initial emergency response.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by last night's earthquake," said Minister Bernier.

16 Aug 2007 description

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced it will provide a US$200,000 grant to the Government of Peru for immediate emergency relief efforts in the wake of yesterday's earthquake that left at least 500 people dead and 1,600 injured.

The grant will be used to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake victims.

Lima and the coastline of Peru were hit Wednesday evening by an earthquake that measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and lasted about 2 minutes.

16 Aug 2007 description
report AmeriCares

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Peru last night southeast of its capital, Lima. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, four strong aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 5.4 to 5.9 were felt. Current reports indicate that more than 337 residents have been killed and over 1,000 people have been injured. AmeriCares is determining the extent of the disaster and how we can mobilize and quickly deliver the resources required to provide relief to people in need.

Twenty percent of the people in Peru live in extreme poverty and many do not have access to health care even in normal times.

16 Aug 2007 description

In response to the violent earthquake that hit south of Lima (Peru), the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit is sending experts to the site of the disaster.

A rapid-reaction team of four people will fly out of Switzerland early Friday morning and reach Lima in the afternoon (local time). They will be joined by two other Swiss experts who are already in Latin America.

The six-person team will go directly to the Pisco and Ica region in order to evaluate the most pressing needs and to begin distributing supplies.

16 Aug 2007 description

Tras el violento terremoto que sacudió la región costera central de Perú en la tarde (hora local) del 15 de agosto, la Unidad Panamericana de Respuesta a Desastres de la Federación Internacional (PADRU por su sigla en inglés) enviará hoy por la tarde desde Panamá dos aviones con artículos de socorro.

Los aviones transportarán tiendas de campaña, láminas de plástico, mantas y bidones para unas 2.000 familias. Está previsto que aterricen en Pisco hacia las 16.00, hora local.

16 Aug 2007 description

On August 15, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck areas south of Peru's capital, killing at least 450 people, injuring thousands more and destroying countless homes and businesses. Damaged roads and highways have hampered relief efforts, and rescue workers are struggling to meet the needs of the injured and displaced.

Relief International is sending a medical team to Peru to assist with relief efforts.

16 Aug 2007 description
report Oxfam

Although Wednesday's earthquake in Peru was felt all over the country, even causing panic in Lima, the worst-hit region is located some 180 kilometers (111 miles) south of the capital. 800,000 people live in this southern region where there are three medium-sized cities: Chincha, located on the Pacific Coast 190 km (128 miles) south of Lima; the city of Pisco, 230 km (168 miles) south of Lima and slightly farther inland; and Ica, the third largest city in the region, located 300 miles southeast of the capital and 70 km (43 miles) inland from the coast.

Reaching the affected zone …

16 Aug 2007 description

A las 18:46 horas del 16 de agosto, un fuerte sismo de magnitud 7.9 en la escala de Richter sacudió el Perú. Su epicentro fue localizado 33 km al oeste de Chincha, distrito situado a 160 km al sur de la ciudad capital, Lima.

Al tiempo que más de un centenar de réplicas mantenían en vela al país durante toda la noche, los primeros grupos de rescatistas fueron movilizados a fin de recuperar a los heridos y muertos de quienes quedaron atrapados bajo los escombros de casa y templos.

16 Aug 2007 description
report MAP International

People poured by thousands into the streets of Lima and surrounding areas late Wednesday night as a 8.0 magnitude earthquake caused buildings to tremble and pavement to buckle. More than 400 people are now dead and another 1,300 injured following the two-minute tremor that struck the coast of Peru.

MAP is providing essential medicines and emergency supplies to the hardest-hit areas.

16 Aug 2007 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Cruz Roja envía esta tarde dos aviones desde Panamá con ayuda humanitaria

16 Aug 2007 description

Déclaration de M. Bernard Kouchner, ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes

"C'est avec beaucoup d'émotion et de tristesse que j'ai appris qu'un terrible séisme avait frappé le Pérou, faisant de très nombreuses victimes.

Le gouvernement français exprime sa profonde sympathie aux familles des victimes et à leurs proches, endeuillés par cette épreuve."

La France a proposé son aide au Pérou à la suite du séisme qui a frappé le sud de ce pays le 15 août dernier.

Cette aide se concentre sur le traitement de l'eau et le soutien médical.