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28 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The floods in Peru continue to put the lives of thousands of children in danger. UNICEF Peru is responding to the crisis and is actively supporting the Government to protect those affected.

  • With heavy rains continuing in Peru the extent of the emergency is still unfolding, affecting directly at least 285,000 children.

  • Urban areas are reported to be more severely impacted by the disaster, with the northern town of Piura suffering severe flooding.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· More than 242,164 children have been affected by floods and landslides in Peru during the rainy season that began in January that thus far have affected 727,217 people who have lost their homes and belongings. In terms of infrastructure, 178km of roads and 13 bridges have been destroyed, with another 270km of roads and 44 bridges affected.