Peru: Mudslides - Feb 1997
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- Reuters: Peru's El Nino Death Toll Up, Many Homeless. 11 Feb 1998
- ReliefWeb: Department of Apurimac - Peru. 21 Feb 1997
- Reuters: Risk of Mudslides Hinders Peru Disaster Work . 20 Feb 1997
- IFRC: Peru Floods and landslides Appeal (06/97). 4 Mar 1997
- World Vision: World Vision Peru Flood Relief Project . 4 Mar 1997
LIMA (Reuters) - Mudslides and flooding
triggered by freak El Nino rains have killed at least 137 people in Peru
mid-December and made 234,000 homeless, a private group said Wednesday.
- Heavy rains continue in Peruvian Andes causing further mudslides and casualties.
APPROXIMATELY 30,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CONTINUOUS FLOODING
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,845,000
IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES
TO ASSIST 20,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR TWO MONTHS
Caleb Meza, World Vision Peru national director, has announced the launching of Apurimac Flood Relief Project. The three-month project will aid 300 peasant families and 40 orphans who were seriously affected by rainfall and resultant mudslides in mid-February in the villages of Ccocha, Kerapata, Antabamba Alta, and Pumaranra, which was swept away. The villages are in the southeast department of Apurimac some 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) from the city of Cuzco, where the nearest World Vision area office is located.
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
28 FEBRUARY 1997 PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT APPEALS FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
KERAPATA, Peru (Reuter) - The risk of further mudslides hampered the search Thursday for the bodies of 250 to 300 Peruvian peasants buried after an Andean mountainside collapsed and swept away two villages.
Distraught families sought desperately to identify the largely unrecognizable 41 bodies dug up so far by rescuers using picks, spades and their bare hands.
The few survivors of the tragedy told harrowing stories of the torrent of mud and rocks that crashed down on them before dawn Tuesday.
MUDSLIDES RENDER HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE
HOMELESS IN THE ANDEAN REGION
1. According to the UNDP/DHA Resident Representative in Lima, Peru, mudslides, caused by heavy rains, hit the Tamburgo District, Department of Apurimac in the southern part of the country. 40 houses have been destroyed and hundreds of people were rendered homeless in two villages. Many bodies have been recovered, and the death toll is likely to rise as the rescue works continue. Several hundreds are feared to be buried under the mud. National response