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Throughout the summer, Angels of the Amazon continued to deliver food relief delivery and coordinate clean-up efforts in Peruvian villages impacted by the spring floods.
The 2012 floods reached levels not seen for more than twenty years in Peru, causing widespread damage and increased mortality from waterborne diseases like leptospirosis.
However, the situation is expected to improve in the fall, when the current harvest is ready.
“The farmland was probably enriched by alluvial deposits of phosphorus and calcium from the marine fossil rich sediments of the Andes,” reported Paul Beaver for Angels of the Amazon, after touring several villages and speaking to their mayors in June. “Crops were about two feet high. The mayors were asking for continued food aid until they can start harvesting the plants in September.”
Angels of the Amazon plans to continue their emergency support until the fall harvest is in. GreaterGood.org donations to this relief effort were made possible by the Gifts That Give More [tm] program at The Hunger Site and other GreaterGood Network websites.
Photos of Dolly Beaver during site visit in July courtesy of Angels of the Amazon.