Peru: Severe Cold and Snowstorms - Jul 2004
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- ECHO: Emergency aid for the people of the Andean highlands of Peru affected by unusual freezing weather in July 2004. 13 Aug 2004
- WFP: Freak natural disasters destroy millions of homes, crops and livelihoods across the globe. 20 Aug 2004
- LWR: Peru receives LWR material resources. 4 Oct 2004
- WFP: WFP Emergency Report No. 52 of 2004. 23 Dec 2004
- WFP: WFP steps up aid for thousands in front affected areas of Peru. 13 Oct 2004
Conflicts, bad weather cause African food problems
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation
(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Tanzania, (10) Uganda
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Mauritania, (4) Sahel region
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Namibia, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe
(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is implementing Phase II of a project to aid livestock farmers severely affected by heavy rainfall and snowstorms since June in Peru. Affecting 41 provinces, the severe weather has damaged cattle raising, agriculture, infrastructure, and the health of children and the elderly.
The project, benefiting 620 people in 12 communities, will provide 21 tons of cattle food and construct 55 protective shelters for 2,200 alpacas, sheep, and vicuÒa (wild alpacas).
LIMA - Following an intense frost that has wreaked havoc in the highlands of southern Peru, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has approved a new emergency operation to assist 64,000 people at a total cost of US$1.7 million.
Last spring an intense and severe frost struck the high-altitude provinces of Puno and Apurímac in southern Peru, destroying 50 to 80 percent of crops just before the harvest, and 50 percent of the grazing lands used to feed farm animals.
Baltimore, October 4, 2004 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has shipped two 40-foot-long containers of relief supplies to Peru in response to a crisis caused by unusually severe winter weather in one-third of Peru's 24 departments (regions similar to states in the United States).
The containers include nearly 6,000 quilts made by U.S.
FHI's Peru office worked with local churches, businesses and government officials to keep people warm and healthy, despite an unusually cold winter in Lima and Puno.
Lima, 26 de agosto de 2004 - La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI) ha destinado 60.000 dólares para paliar las necesidades de los damnificados por la ola de frío -friaje- y la sequía en la zona altoandina del sur del Perú.
La embajada de España, por medio de la Oficina Técnica de Cooperación de la AECI en Lima, ha puesto a disposición de las autoridades peruanas esta ayuda para la compra de equipos sanitarios que atenderán a los damnificados de la Región de Arequipa.
ROME - Extreme weather and other natural disasters, from the locust plague in West Africa to freezing weather in Peru, are presenting unique challenges for the United Nations World Food Programme at a moment when it is heavily involved in Darfur and elsewhere.
"Our people on the ground are struggling to combat the effects of these disasters on millions of hungry people," said John M. Powell, Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme.
La Commission européenne accorde une aide humanitaire d'urgence de 1,9 million € destinée à près de 30.000 habitants des départements andins de Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Moquegua, Puno et Tacna, touchés par la vague de froid et les tempêtes de neige extrêmes de juillet 2004.
Appeal Target: US$ 123,754
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 122,254
Geneva, 17 August 2004
Baltimore, August 16, 2004 - Winter in the southern hemisphere again is causing life-threatening conditions in the high country of Peru. For the second time in two years, bitter cold and deep snow covering pastures above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) altitude have created emergency conditions to which Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is responding.
The cold and snow affected one-third of Peru's 24 departments (similar to U.S. states). The problem is worst in the southern Andes.
Amount of Decision: Euro 1,900,000
Decision reference number: ECHO/PER/BUD/2004/01000
1 - Rationale, needs and target population.
1.1. - Rationale:
Appeal Target: US$ 69,507
Geneva, 9 August 2004
Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) update
Intense cold and the heaviest snowfalls in 30 years are killing livestock and crops in the Andes of southern Peru. The loss of cattle and crops threatens the food source for 300,000 families in four provinces. Temperatures have gone as low as -5 Fahrenheit (about -20 Celsius), about 15 degrees below the average lows for this time of year.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/115
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Peru - Severe Cold and Snowstorms
With a number of World Vision Area Development Programs (ADPs) affected by cold weather in Peru, World Vision has begun distributing blankets to rural communities in Cusco.
LIMA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week began giving emergency assistance to more than 17,000 people affected by severe food shortages in the Andean mountains of Peru after their livestock were killed and crops wiped out by the worst recorded frost and snow storms for 30 years.
Geneva, 28 July 2004 - ACT members in Peru, Diaconia, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and PREDES report that the intense cold wave continues to affect the Andean area in Peru. Snowstorms have particularly affected the southern part of the country - the most affected areas being the highlands where the poorest and most vulnerable people live. These people rely on their llama and alpaca products for survival.