Heavy rains bolstered by El Niño have caused massive flooding across Peru. More than 70 people have died and thousands have been forced to flee their homes. Our partners are mobilizing now, working deliver emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine to people in need.
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At least 70+ people have died and more than 70,000 have become homeless as Peru's rainy season has delivered 10 times as much rainfall than usual. About half of Peru has been declared in emergency to expedite resources to the hardest hit areas, mostly in the north where rainfall has broken records in several districts. Peru is bracing itself for more flooding. VIDA has relief supplies in Lima that are directed where needed immediately. Plus we have supply containers ready to ship to Peru.
Peru is currently threaten by the most heavy rains in the last two decades. The unusual heavy rains have caused the worst floods, landslide and overflowing rivers, causing deaths, massive destruction of houses, and an increasing risk for mosquito-related diseases. Care Peru's immediate response is to provide health and water kits to families in the severely affected areas in the north of the country. We have set a target to distribute 8,000 family health and water kits to impact 40,000 people.