Children perish in Peru big freeze

Children perish in Peru big freeze

http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk
Jul 26, 2010

Children aged under five have made up most of the hundreds of victims of a severe snap of cold weather sweeping southern Peru.
So far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and illnesses triggered by the cold weather.

Most of the dead have been children younger than five years old and people aged over 60. Poor countryside communities living at more than 3,000m above sea level are the worst hit and doctors say malnutrition, extreme poverty and poor living conditions are another reason so many are dying.

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250 Children die in harsh Peru winter as freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual

Children die in harsh Peru winter

http://news.bbc.co.uk
12 July 2009

Almost 250 children under the age of five have died in a wave of intensely cold weather in Peru.

Children die from pneumonia and other respiratory infections every year during the winter months particularly in Peru’s southern Andes.

But this year freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual.

Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold which began in March.

Winter in the region does not usually begin until June.

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Dozens of Peru children lose lives after being affected by cold weather

Dozens of Peru children lose lives after being affected by cold weather

http://www.livinginperu.com
7 May, 2009

…Every year, as cold fronts hit Peru, dozens of children in Peru’s highlands begin to lose their lives because of colds or infections. This has already been the case of twenty-six children in Puno…

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