Ever since the mission trip to Peru, we are keeping our eyes open to the state of the country. This type of destruction is horrible. Our compassion child, Rosa, lives near Lima. I am sure she will be impacted in one way or another.
According to the UN website
Since the beginning of January the following events have been registered:
On Saturday, 13 of January,, small stream beds where overloaded by heavy rains at Llamanau and La Nueva Esperanza affecting various localities in La Jalca District, Amazon Region.
On 15January, at Cushpa Hill, excess water was diverted through an irrigation canal affecting Cullpa population. Most of the affected population belongs to the El Tambo District involving Culpa Alta and
Cochas Chico. Around 443 people were affected and more than 650 heads of cattle reportedly lost
Also on 15t January, Unine River caused the collapse of Pauti and Unine bridges affecting the mobility of people living in Raimondi District. Almost 510 people were reportedly affected. Quinbiri and Helary rivers in the Cuzco region destroyed 195 homes and affected 950 people.
As of Thursday 18th in the morning hours, rain cause massive destruction of homes and sanitary system in Lower Tunes District.
On January 23rd a series of mudslides as consequence of heavy rains in the Department of Junin, Province of Chanchamayo, District of San Ramon, have affected 4,000 people. According to official reports to January 22nd, 4 people have died and 9 disappeared.
Major mud slides where also reported at Pasco (Province) and Provincia District (Oxapamapa Province). Emergency authorities have reported 12 deaths and 12 homes were destroyed.
In the Chanchamayo province, 143 houses have been destroyed and the main access roads are currently blocked.