Worst Floods in Decades
Torrential rains in Northern Peru and the capital city of Lima have forced rivers to overflow, generating mudslides and flash flooding which authorities are calling the worst seen in two decades. More heavy rains are expected in the coming days, keeping the country on high alert. The Prime Minister has reported that 72,115 Peruvians have lost everything, while 567,551 have suffered less serious damages. Since the beginning of the year, 72 deaths have been attributed to the intense rains and flooding.
Our Emergency Team is in contact with our partners in Peru to determine how Americares can assist.