An extremely strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Peru with an epicenter in the Amazonas region. It was felt in the capital of Lima and in communities around the epicenter. It is also reported to have caused damage across the border in Ecuador. This fund will provide immediate relief to survivors and support long-term recovery. We will continue to update this page with information about the damage caused by the earthquake as we learn more.
The earthquake struck at a depth of 112 km / 70 miles which may limit the damage. Information is still coming in, but initial reports indicate damage to homes and buildings in areas surrounding the epicenter as well as several highways and roads blocked by fallen rocks.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts from this disaster in Peru and Ecuador. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the region.
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Amazonas Peru Earthquake Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
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