Peru: Rainy season - Situation Report No. 11 (as of 26 May 2017)

This report was prepared by the OCHA team in collaboration with the partners of the National Humanitarian Network (RHN). It covers the period from 11 to 26 May 2017. The next report will be published around 19 June 2017.

Highlights

  • More than 1.6 million people remain affected and affected in the country as a result of rains and floods. More than 440,000 are children and adolescents (NNA).

  • The departments with the largest number of people affected and severely affected are Piura (32% of the total), La Libertad (25%), Lambayeque (18%) and Ancash (9%).

  • Dengue cases continue to increase and have already exceeded 44,000 cases. Piura, with 26,958 cases is the most affected department, accounting for 60% of the total.

  • About 31,600 collapsed houses and 28,000 uninhabitable houses. More than 19,212 people continue to live in formal and informal camps nationwide.

  • The Declaration of National State of Emergency in the Piura region has been extended for 45 days, and the Emergency Declarations for the regions of Tumbes, Lambayeque, Ancash, Cajamarca and La Libertad have also been extended for 45 days.

  • The government is initiating the reconstruction process led by the National Authority for Reconstruction with Changes.

1’661,103
Affected people (1’372,519) and Severely affected people (288,584) at national level

451,986
Severely affected (358,982) and affected people (93,004) in Piura

19,212
Persons in 82 formal and informal camps(1)

447,925
Affected and severely affected children and adolescents

435,000
People in food insecurity in the departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash and Tumbes

Source: INDECI, 26 may 2017. Food Security and Nutrition; and Protection Sectoral Groups.
(1) Fuente; INDECI, al 17 de mayo. Información correspondiente a Piura, Lambayeque, Áncash, La Libertad y Lima.

Situation Overview

The Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomaly in the Niño 1 + 2 region to May 2017 has been decreasing, which influences in the normalization of rainfall in the north coast of the country.

Damage assessments by local and regional governments, consolidated by INDECI, have increased by 94% until May 26.

To date 510 districts of 9 departments are maintained with Declaratory State of Emergency by disaster as a result of heavy rains: Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Ancash, Cajamarca and La Libertad, in all districts; Ayacucho, 5 districts; Junín, 1 district; Ica, 12 districts.

On May 5, the Government appointed through the Supreme Decree No. 055-2017-PCM the Executive Director of the Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (RCC), since 11 May meetings with the authorities of Piura were held, followed by meetings in Chiclayo, Trujillo, Lima Provinces, Tumbes, and Chimbote. The Comprehensive Reconstruction Plan is in the process of being developed.

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