Peru: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2017
A state of emergency was declared for Loreto's provincial municipality of Alto Amazonas on 15 January due to heavy rains and landslides. On 16 January, the Civil Defense Region Office for Arequipa reported the rain had affected 2,645 people and had damaged 1,122 houses. The Regional Platform of the Civil Defense declared a permanent alert. (PAHO, 17 Jan 2017).
As of 6 February, heavy rains, landslides (huaycos) and rivers overflowing have affected more than 70,000 people across Peru. 22 people have died so far, 1 105 houses have been destroyed, 54 schools and 47 health centers have been damaged, and 215 km of roads have been severely affected. The state of emergency has been declared in nine departments. The Department of Lambayeque is the worst affected. Another 47 localities are declared in emergency due to imminent risk. (ECHO, 7 Feb 2017)
As of 17 February, a state of emergency was declared for the provinces of Huarochiri, Cañete, Barranca, Yauyos, Huaral, Huaura, Oy, and Canta due to heavy rains. (PAHO, 17 Feb 2017).
As of 20 March, some 72,115 people have been affected by the latest floods (639,000 since December 2016). A state of emergency has been declared in 12 regions, while a public health emergency has been declared in 7 regions due to the increasing health risk. (OCHA, 20 Mar 2017)
As of 10 May, more than 1.6 million people remain affected and affected in the country as a result of rains and floods. Of these, more than 440,000 are children and adolescents (NNA). Some 31,600 houses at national level have collapsed and 28,000 are reported as uninhabitable, resulting in more than 19,212 people that continue living in temporary shelters. Furthermore, the registered dengue cases have are more than 44,000.Piura, with 26,958 cases is the most affected department, accounting for 60% of the total. (OCHA/UN Country Team in Peru, 26 May 2017)
As of 6 June, UNICEF, through implementing partners, has provided humanitarian assistance in WASH, protection, nutrition, health and education to more than 61,000 children and families in the most affected district of Piura (UNICEF, 6 Jun 2017)
On 27 June, the UN Country Team in Peru reported that, as of that date, 1,718,331 people were affected and 291,578 severely affected at national level. The departments with the largest number of people affected and severely affected are La Libertad (26.4% of the total), Piura (24.9%), Lambayeque (11%) and Áncash (8%), with approximately 31,339 houses reported collapsed and 25,684 houses are uninhabitable.(OCHA/UN Country Team in Peru, 27 June 2017)
In late July, the EU disbursed €1 million in emergency humanitarian aid, deployed civil protection experts and facilitated European donations in kind, including life-saving water pumps from Spain and France to assist those most affected in the northern provinces of Piura, Lambayeque, Tumbes y La Libertad. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2017). In the same period, UNICEF has provided humanitarian assistance in WASH, Protection, Nutrition, Health and Education to 123,560 children and families in the most affected district of Piura (UNICEF, 25 Jul 2017)
As of early August, the humanitarian response in Piura reached more than 260,000 people in 35 districts with an amount of 432 finalized activities. (OCHA, 18 Aug 2017)
As of 29 August , UNICEF has provided humanitarian assistance in WASH, protection, nutrition, health and education to 179,789 children and their families in the most affected districts of Piura. (UNICEF, 29 Aug 2017)
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The floods caused by the coastal El Niño phenomenon between January and March 2017 affected 1.9 million people in Peru, nearly a third of them children. Thousands of families lost their homes and sources of income, leaving many children in need of urgent assistance.
In 2017, UNICEF provided humanitarian assistance in the sectors of Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, Nutrition, Health and Education, reaching nearly 194,000 people in the most affected districts of Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad regions.
-La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECID) aportó, en 2017, más de 40 millones de euros de ayuda dirigida a las poblaciones más vulnerables afectadas por crisis humanitarias
-La Ayuda Humanitaria española atendió también en 2017 las crisis alimentarias en Nigeria, Somalia, Sudán del Sur y Yemen, a poblaciones refugiadas y a las afectadas por huracanes e inundaciones y por el terremoto de México.
Dos últimos albergues serán cerrados este jueves, afirmó el jefe de Indeci Lambayeque, Carlos Balarezo
Los albergues con carpas que aún existen en la región Lambayeque donde permanecen algunos damnificados por El Niño costero serán cerrados esta semana, pues las familias damnificadas ya fueron beneficiadas con el Bono 500 para que logren alquilar una vivienda y superar la tragedia que vivieron a inicios del 2017.
Familias se vieron perjudicadas por eventos causados por El Niño costero
11:10. Lambayeque, dic. 27.
El Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento (MVCS) informó que, en el marco de la Reconstrucción con Cambios, un primer grupo de beneficiarios de Lambayeque, en su totalidad damnificados por El Niño costero, ya accede al bono “Ayuda económica para el arrendamiento de vivienda", conocido como Bono 500.
Sismo de 4.6 grados sacudió el sur de Ica durante la madrugada
Un sismo de regular intensidad se registró esta madrugada en la ciudad de Ica, sin reportarse hasta el momento daños personales o materiales, informó el Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) al COEN DEFENSA.
El movimiento telúrico de 4.6 grados en la escala de Richter se sintió a la 1:39 de la madrugada y su epicentro se ubicó a 48 kilómetros al sur del distrito de Ica, con una profundidad de 51 kilómetros.
Peru has recently experienced the worst floods in decades. The Andean country’s arid desert coast was inundated by torrential rains battering Peru between December and March, costing 107 lives and leaving more than 170 000 people homeless so far. Most rivers have overflowed along the 2500 kilometre Pacific coast, and 24 of the country’s 25 regions were severely affected.
El Niño-related flooding affected more than 1.7 million people throughout Peru
GoP extends states of emergency in Áncash, Cajamarca, La Libertad,
Lambayeque, Piura, and Tumbes to continue emergency response efforts
Heavy rainfall and flooding destroyed or rendered uninhabitable nearly 45,000 houses countrywide
• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.
El embajador de Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Mohammed Yosseuf Alawadi, entregó un cheque por tres millones de dólares al Gobierno del Perú, en apoyo a los damnificados por los desastres naturales en el norte del país.
La donación fue recibida por el Viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Néstor Popolizio Bardales, en una ceremonia realizada en la sede del Palacio Torre Tagle.
El donativo, realizado ayer, evidencia el excelente nivel de las relaciones bilaterales, así como la enorme empatía que existe entre ambos pueblos y gobiernos, preció la Cancillería.
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.
The natural phenomenon of El Niño Costero in Peru has generated heavy rains since December 2016, resulting in severe flooding and landslides throughout the country. What has been called the worst storm in 30 years has affected more than 750,000 people, with approximately 810 towns and cities in a state of emergency. Many residents do not have access clean water and some public sanitation networks have collapsed.
UNICEF is working with partners to directly provide nonclinical care and support to 68 families with babies affected by Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Dominican Republic, and over 350 in Brazil.
Ministries of Health in the region such as in Honduras and Guatemala are reporting increased numbers of cases of Congenital ZIKV Syndrome. As a result of this UNICEF is working with partners to improve surveillance and detection mechanisms both for ZIKV and its consequences.
Peru - Heavy rains during April and May of this year affected more than one million people in northern Peru and displaced over 173,000 people, many of whom made their way to makeshift shelters and camps. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Peru, together with the Government of Peru and local partners, is assisting displaced families and providing technical assistance to local authorities to strengthen the management of the displacement camps.
Cancún, 24 de mayo de 2017
La Comisión Europea ha anunciado hoy una financiación de 14.3 millones de euros para apoyar a los países afectados por desastres naturales e invertir en la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la resiliencia en América Latina y el Caribe en 2017.
El anuncio lo ha hecho el comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis Christos Stylianides quien participa en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en Cancún, México, junto con el Presidente de México y los líderes de América Latina.
Today the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The announcement coincides with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides participation in the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, together with the President of Mexico and leaders from Latin America.
Se destinarán a mejorar acceso al agua potable y condiciones en los refugios
El Gobierno de Canadá entregó al Perú una nueva contribución de 1 millón 314, 000 soles (550,000 dólares canadienses) para los damnificados de las lluvias e inundaciones provocados por el Niño costero, informó la embajada Canadá en nuestro país.
• € 1 million humanitarian assistance mobilised – WASH, shelter, protection;
• Ongoing EU funded Disaster Risk Reduction projects for € 2.35 million;
• 4 Humanitarian Aid Experts deployed as of 20.03 – initial field assessments;
• EUCP Team (8 experts + 2 ERCC LO) deployed 26.03 – 18.04;
• 1 EUCP environmental expert seconded to UNDAC;
• Technical assessment on WASH and waste management – final report with recommendations delivered to INDECI - COEN;
• SPAIN: 8 high-capacity muddy pumps;
● Nearly 1.3 million people have been affected or severely affected in the country as a result of the rains and flooding. Of these, more than 400,000 are children and adolescents.
● A total of 16,048 dengue cases at national level have been registered, among confirmed and probable cases, according to the Ministry of Health.
● 2,258 educational institutions have been affected and 198 collapsed and uninhabitable in the country
Embajador Jörg Ranau expresó voluntad de su país de seguir apoyando
Una importante ayuda humanitaria, valorizada en más de 1 millón de euros, comprometió Alemania al Perú para atender a la población damnificada por los desastres naturales en diversas regiones afectadas por El Niño costero, informó hoy el embajador de dicho país, Jörg Ranau.
Since the end of January, the El Niño Coastal phenomenon has been configured due to the abrupt increase in sea surface temperature. It is expected to extend until the month of May, with moderate magnitude, declining its impact during April as reported by the Multisectoral Committee in Charge of the National Study of the El Niño Phenomenon (ENFEN).