Post Tagged with: "Extreme cold"

Climate change: intense cold front has killed 20,000 alpaca in Puno so far this year

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed at least 20,000 alpaca, reported Peru’s National Agriculture and Sanitation Service, or Senasa. Since January, approximately 20,000 alpaca – a number that still […]

Peruvian Red Cross ships more than 50 tons of warm clothing and blankets to areas affected by extreme cold

As part of its “Together against the Cold” Campaign, the Peruvian Red Cross has shipped more than 50 tons of warm clothing, blankets and medicine to 11,290 families throughout Peru’s southern Altiplano, including Cuzco, Puno, Apurimac and Huancavelica. The blankets and clothing were shipped by private companies, and with the […]

by · August 10, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Environment, Health Care

54 children dead in Puno because of extreme cold front

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than 237 children. The extreme cold – which has brought snow, hail, low temperatures and strong winds – has claimed the […]

by · July 9, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Environment, Health Care

Puno Regional President accused of negligence in child deaths from cold

Peru has declared a state of emergency in the highland department of Puno, where 35 children have recently died from exposure to cold weather, and accused Regional President Hernán Fuentes of negligence and mismanagement of funds, reported daily El Comercio. These deaths are due to “structural poverty,” but in this […]

by · June 6, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Health Care, Lima, Politics, Provinces