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European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
The number of casualties is increasing following heavy rainfall, floods and landslides that have been affecting several Departments of Peru since the beginning of March. According to UN OCHA, at least 58 people have died while the National Institute of Civil Defense of Peru (INDECI) reports more than 24,000 affected people and more than 6,400 damaged or destroyed houses. The State of Emergency has been declared in the Departments of Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque and Piura for the impact due to the huge precipitations. For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is expected across north-western, western and south-western Peru while light to moderate rain is expected across the rest of the country.
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