Natural Disasters

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Park rangers and firefighters have succeeded in putting out fires in four wildlife reserves in northern Peru, but several other forest fires continue to smolder or burn in other parts of the country. The government has called for emergency measures in the highlands of Cajamarca and Lambayeque, where several fires […]

Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

Earthquake in Colca Canyon: Four dead, over 40 injured

UPDATE:  Arequipa governor Yamila Osorio said Monday afternoon that only four people had been killed in the earthquake, and not nine as she had been informed early in the day. Humanitarian aid has been flown to the Colca Valley in Arequipa, where a 5.2 earthquake on Sunday, Aug. 14, killed nine people, including […]

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Sections of the Central Highway have begun to be opened between Lima and La Oroya, as work continues to clear the damage to the road and the railroad track caused by flash floods and landslides along more than 120 kilometers of the highway between Matucana and the La Oroya mining town. […]

Peru Calls 60-Day Emergency for Defense Against El Niño

Peru Calls 60-Day Emergency for Defense Against El Niño

Peru’s government is to apply a 60-day emergency action plan in Metropolitan Lima and 13 other regions of the country to offset the effects expected from the El Niño weather phenomenon. The 60-day emergency situation allows the local and regional governments to finance and execute projects approved by the Civil […]