Natural Disasters

Lima: Central Highway Reopens After Landslides

Lima: Central Highway Reopens After Landslides

The central highway was partially reopened at Chosica on Friday, allowing traffic between Lima and the central Andes to resume after four days, following landslides — huaicos— of mud and huge boulders that blocked the road at the beginning of the week. While the clean-up works continue, traffic is restricted to […]

Peru Weather Report: Summer Rains and Temperatures Rise

Increased flooding and landslides have been reported in the Andean highlands and cloud forest areas throughout the length of the country, blocking transport on the roads and highways. Rains in the dry coastal desert region of Ica have weakened the flat roofs of houses in the villages of Molletambo and […]

Earthquake-Damaged Villages Might Be Relocated

Earthquake-Damaged Villages Might Be Relocated

Government assistance continues to arrive in the villages of Misk’a and Cusibamba, in the Cusco region, hit by a 5.1º earthquake on Sunday night. Eight people were killed, including four children, four people were injured, and more than 575 people have suffered losses of their homes and possessions. The children […]

Prefab Classrooms for Ayacucho Schools Damaged by Quake

Prefab Classrooms for Ayacucho Schools Damaged by Quake

The Ministry of Education began setting up 32 prefabricated schoolrooms this week, at schools in Ayacucho that suffered damages in the August 24 earthquake. The transport of an additional 26 prefab facilities that are still required in the area is to be covered by the regional and local governments. Damages […]