Peru

Heavy rainfall between November 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 resulted in flash floods and landslides in the highlands and widespread flooding in the lowlands of Peru. A state of emergency was called across 18 of Peru’s 24 regions and estimates of affected populations rose as high as 900,000. In the framework of its partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster, REACH was rapidly deployed to Peru to conduct an assessment on the impact of flooding in the Loreto region. REACH conducted a rapid shelter assessment and mapping exercise including a sample of approximately 1,300 households. The information produced by REACH played a key role in supporting coordination efforts of the humanitarian actors responding to the disaster. (Picture: Taco Witte/CC)

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