ShelterBox - Peru - Flooding and Landslides - March 2012
Heavy rains and landslides have caused extensive damage in the mountainous region of Cuzco in south-eastern Peru, home to the tourist destination of Machu Picchu. Reports say that thousands of people have been made homeless and almost 10,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.
Local Rotarians met the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) as it arrived in Peru's capital, Lima, on 18 March. They are providing the team with transport and logistical support during the deployment.
Response Team members John Cordell (US) and Gary Boe (US) are meeting with the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), the South American country’s national disaster relief agency, to get the latest information on the ground.
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