EMERGENCY IN PERU
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Across Peru more than 90 people have died since the start of the year as unusually heavy rainfall caused landslides and flash floods. 10,000 people have been affected in the city of Piura and double that number in Catacaos.
Last week, the river Piura burst its banks after 15 hours of heavy rains and caused extensive flooding. These rains are the heaviest in almost a decade.
Bóthar’s Project Partner Heifer International, works with 4,200 families in Peru. 1,000 families have been affected in the Piura region in northwestern Peru and many have lost their homes and crops - their livelihoods, as the torrential rains have triggered severe flooding and mudslides. Heifer Peru staff have had difficulty accessing the project areas due to damage to roads and communications lines. Hundreds of residents are still waiting to be taken to safety.
Oscar Castaneda, Heifer's Vice President of the Americas, said the rains are a result of the La Nina effect. "The soil doesn't have the capacity to take in any more water, and thus the flooding followed."
Help us get these families get back on their feet again. We need to help them to rebuild their lives that these rains have destroyed.
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