Emergency assistance to Peru for flood disaster

News and Press Release
Originally published
1. On January 31 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind equivalent to about 13 million yen comprising tents, plastic sheets, water purifiers, water tanks and plastic water containers, to the Republic of Peru, which has sustained damage from flooding.
2. Since the beginning of January, intermittent rain has hit the southern region of Peru, flooding rivers, destroying houses in mudslides, and damaging cropland and livestock in Madre de Dios and Puno Departments. As of January 29, there were 6 people dead, about 48,000 afflicted, about 2,400 houses damaged or destroyed, about 30,000 hectares of agricultural land ruined, and about 10,000 livestock and 9,000 trout damaged.

3. In such a situation, on January 26, the Government of Peru declared a state of emergency in these two departments, promoting relief activities for the afflicted people, and requested on January 30 emergency assistance from the Government of Japan.

4. In light of the extent of the damage caused by the floods and the friendly relations between Japan and Peru, the Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view.