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Tuesday, July 10

Reuters AlertNet
Reuters has a non-profit initiative that focuses on disasters like Peru's Earthquake with references to news items, field reports and other sites. There is also a page with general information about the country. You can also make cash donations online. For relief organizations, AlertNet provides additional online resources.

Reuters AlertNet Nerves on edge in Peruvian earthquake zone: "Carlos Lima, president of a Caravelí residents' committee, was in Lima to pick up contributions collected from his countrymen. He originally reported that 303 homes had been destroyed and another 325 were at risk, but all of these had fallen down in the latest tremors. In his town, 750 families were left homeless, he said, and irrigation channels had also broken again." Sometimes the worst effects of the disaster surface some time after the earthquake happened.

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