Peru: Floods and landslides in Ica

Since January 14th 2017, there has been moderate to strong rainfall in the provinces of the Ica region in Peru.  The incessant heavy rainfall has subsequently provoked floods and landslides, causing damages to houses, educational facilities, agriculture, and infrastructure such as roads. So far, there are 13,904 affected persons, 57 collapsed houses, and 3580 damaged houses. The National Government has declared the State of Emergency.  Furthermore, the rainy season is expected to last until April, so more floods and landslides are likely to occur.

According to the need assessment, the following sectors have been identified as a priority: Shelters, Non Food items and WASH. The Peru ACT Forum is assessing further the situation for determining which kind of humanitarian assistance intervention is required.