Help provided for Arequipa earthquake victims

Help provided for Arequipa earthquake victims
Tuesday September 06, 2016
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The victims of the earthquake that hit Arequipa in last´s month August are now receiving 400 housing units. The earthquake of the magnitude 5.2 had shaken the area around Arequipa on the 14th of August and caused the death of nine people, leaving many more without houses as well as damaging important infrastructure like roads and schools. Few days after the earthquake, Prime Minister Fernando Zavala had declared state of emergency in five districts in Southern Peru, commencing the assistance in rebuilding the homes and local infrastructure in Arequipa and surrounding towns. Last week the Peruvian army has started the installation of 400 housing units, offering relief for the victims. There is still much to be done, however, including the reconstruction of schools, roads, and irrigation channels that were damaged by the earthquake.

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