Peru

ADRA responds to flooding in Peru

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Lima, Peru - ADRA is responding to severe flooding in Puno, Peru by providing blankets, shelter, clothing, and clean water. Local volunteers are working with ADRA to distribute 3,000 blankets, clothing and shelter for 2,000 families. In addition, ADRA is distributing 2,000 water containers and disinfecting tablets to affected families. "Many families affected by the Puno flooding have lost everything. These essential items will help them start rebuilding their lives," says Frank Teeuwen, Bureau Chief for Disaster Response at ADRA International.
On January 28, the Peruvian government declared Puno to be in a state of emergency due to the heavy rains and resulting floods. Reports indicate that seven people died, 700 homes were destroyed, 2,373 homes and 44 schools were damaged, and more than 7,000 people have been affected by the flooding. In addition, 7,000 cattle have been lost, seven bridges collapsed, and thousands of hectares of land damaged.

Providing individual and community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age or ethnicity, ADRA is present in more than 125 countries.

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Todd Reese
ADRA International
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301.680.6355
Fax: 301.680.6340
E-mail: todreese@Compuserve.com