Cold afflicts people of high Andean zones
Imminent danger of low temperatures prompts state-of-emergency declaration for two districts in the Huancavelica region.
According to the Presidency of Council of Ministers, districts are Pilpichaca emergency declared – Huaytará and New Occoro – Huancavelica.
The Regional Government of Huancavelica is obliged to take immediate and necessary measures aimed at reducing vulnerabilities actions.
Also, sectors of health, education, housing, transport and others should take appropriate action.
Districts of New Occoro and Pilpichaca have been prioritized as areas of high risk, influencing factors such as poverty, so exposure to low temperatures are much more likely to its inhabitants living in highlands.
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