Recent heavy rains triggered severe floods and mudslides in Peru. According to El País, there were at least 75 people reported dead on 20 March 2017. The floods are the worst in almost 30 years, affecting over half of the country. There are shortages of food and water in many areas, including the capital Lima, which has been without water since 13 March. The floods are linked to El Nino phenomenon, which increases evaporation and brings heavy rains.
Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country. Now, a major milestone in conserving and managing the western Amazon has been reached by mapping more than 95 percent of Peruvian forests using archived satellite imagery.
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Esta consulta nacional está siendo organizada por la Secretaría de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) junto con el CENEPRED e INDECI y los socios del Plan de Acción del Programa de Preparación ante Desastres de la Comisión Europea (DIPECHO) América del Sur 2013-2014 y con financiamiento de la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil
In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body. The Altiplano–Puna volcanic province is part of an active volcanic arc in South America’s central Andes. Extending through Peru, southwestern Bolivia, Chile and northwestern Argentina, it is home to a number of large calderas formed following catastrophic eruptions. Beneath the surface of Altiplano–Puna, about 17–19 km deep, lies the largest known active magma body in Earth’s continental crust.