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Peru: Cold Wave: 2002/07/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/07/17
Country or District Peru
Event Type Cold Wave
Outline Peru appealed for international aid on Wednesday as it scrambled to send food, medicine and blankets to southern regions where freak cold temperatures have killed 59 people in what officials say is a harbinger of the devastating El Nino weather phenomenon.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No.3 2002/07/23
Dead: 59 people
Affected: 86,682 people
Homes Destroyed: 198
Homes Affected: 20,732

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OCHA Situation Report No.3 2002/07/23
More than 86,000 persons affected

BBC news 2002/07/20
The freezing cold has left more than 60,000 people without food and shelter.

Relief web(source is Government of Japan)
the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance

OCHA Situation Report No. 2
The Government of Peru Requests International Assistance

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Over 60,000 persons affected

CNN news 2002/07/17
Peru appeals for aid as freak cold snap kills 59