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02 Jun 2017 description
report American Red Cross

It is dawn in Peru, but Andres Medina has been awake for hours. He and his fellow Red Cross volunteers are gearing up for a busy day of delivering aid to people impacted by heavy floods. They know what’s needed, and where they’re going. They don’t know when they’ll sleep next; but sleep-they figure-can wait.

“That’s the way it is, the emergency does not follow working hours,” says Andres.

21 Mar 2017 description
report American Red Cross

More than 625,000 people are grappling with severe flooding in northern Peru, as heavy rain continues to fall. The flooding is the result of record downpours that have engorged rivers, triggered landslides and washed away people, crops and buildings.