Mar 21, 2017

Peru: Floods and Mudslides

Intense rains have caused severe flooding and landslides in 24 of Peru’s 25 regions. More than 800 cities in 12 regions have been declared in a state of emergency. It is the worst flooding in two decades, and more storms are expected. According to the National Emergency Operations Center, 99,475 Peruvians had lost everything since the beginning of the year, while 626,928 had suffered less serious damage to their homes. The Amazon River is almost at flooding point. Water levels are expected to rise in the coming days leading to possible flooding in Maynas province, in the Loreto region.

The ACT Alliance Peru forum members are planning to respond. The key response sectors are WASH, NFIs, Shelter & Psychosocial Support.

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