The UN World Food Program (WFP) is carrying out a project to help some 80,000 people in Peru affected by an earthquake that caused widespread death and destruction there in August. The quake affected some 370,000 residents in the central coast of the country, exacerbating conditions caused by months of low temperatures which had resulted in loss of crops, cattle and other means of subsistence. The USD 7 million, nine-month operation aims to support the nutritional status of the victims, especially children up to two years of age, women and the elderly. (UN News)

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