Although Lima is registering warmer temperatures due to the effects of “El Niño”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-expect-strong-nino-year-scientists-106175, seven other regions of the country are suffering severe cold weather.
The Peruvian State continues to provide aid to cold-affected regions including Puno, Arequipa and Apurimac according to “El Comercio”:http://elcomercio.pe/peru/pais/continua-entrega-kits-abrigo-puno-arequipa-y-apurimac-noticia-1826533.
The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) said shelter kits are still being sent to these regions where the cold temperatures put the locals’ health at high-risk.
So far, six people have died, 20 are homeless and 156,601 are affected by this year’s frost season in seven regions, reports the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci).
Minister of Mimp, Marcela Huaita, plans to supervise the deliver of kits to 20 districts in Puno. Earlier this week the Ministry of Health announced that additionally help to Puno would be arriving in the form of “three new hospitals and a new health center”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-puno-to-build-health-centers-for-areas-affected-by-cold-107005.
On Monday, the region of Arequipa also announced that multiple camelids had died due to the low temperatures, reports “El Comercio”:http://elcomercio.pe/peru/arequipa/arequipa-tambien-padece-bajas-temperaturas-fotos-noticia-1824639/1. Senamhi director, Edgar Gutierrez Paco, informed that the city of Arequipa recorded the lowest temperature of the season at 4.9 degrees Celsius.