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11 Feb 1998 description

LIMA (Reuters) - Mudslides and flooding triggered by freak El Nino rains have killed at least 137 people in Peru since
mid-December and made 234,000 homeless, a private group said Wednesday.

11 Mar 1997 description
  1. Heavy rains continue in Peruvian Andes causing further mudslides and casualties.
06 Mar 1997 description

APPROXIMATELY 30,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CONTINUOUS FLOODING

04 Mar 1997 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,845,000
IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES
TO ASSIST 20,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR TWO MONTHS

04 Mar 1997 description
report World Vision

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.

28 Feb 1997 description

PERU- MUDSLIDES/FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
28 FEBRUARY 1997 PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT APPEALS FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

20 Feb 1997 description

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.

20 Feb 1997 description

MUDSLIDES RENDER HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HOMELESS IN THE ANDEAN REGION
General Situation

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