Peru's northern coastline is increasingly being battered by storms and other extreme weather linked to climate change. Now together with a local financial establishment, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has set up an insurance system that helps compensate farmers in the case of damage.Valentin Ruiz, the chairman of the Cooperative of Banana Producers in the region, is worried by the effects that storms and flooding have on the banana crop. To protect banana producers from the effects of El Nio, he and his members have collected money for dams and levees.
AFP (Dec. 4, 2014) Around 700 Peruvian children formed a large image of a tree on Lima's Miraflores beach on Thursday, to raise awareness about climate change. Duration: 00:49
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AFP (July 22, 2015) A joint Peruvian military force breaks up an illegal gold mine in the southeastern Tambopata Nature Reserve, and rescue women thought to be victims of human trafficking used as sex slaves.
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Reuters - News Video Online (Sep. 16, 2016) As Peru grapples with wildfires in the Peruvian Amazon, a new case is reported near the small city of Quillabamba in southern Peru. Gavino Garay reports.
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