Consecutive days of heavy rain on top of an unusually heavy rainy season have caused the worst floods and landslides in Peru in decades, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of assistance. The floods and landslides have claimed 85 lives, with a further 20 people still missing. Flood waters have also caused extensive damage, including to houses, medical and educational centres, and crops. The Peruvian Red Cross is coordinating relief efforts closely with the Peruvian government.
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