Fortunately, our family is safe, as are the schools where we volunteer.
But much of Peru has recently experienced record flooding and mudslides. More than ninety people have been killed and tens of thousands have been injured or left homeless. Hundreds of miles of roads have been destroyed and numerous buildings have collapsed. And it’s still raining.
Heavy rain is projected to continue into April. The devastating rains have been caused by El Nino, with unusual warming of surface waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Areas of greatest concern are shelter, water, sanitation, food security, healthcare, mosquito control, and water-borne disease.
People have asked us how they can help. We're suggesting donations to the Peruvian Red Cross at www.ifrc.org.
Muchas gracias, Amigos.