How You Can Help The Children of the Peru Earthquake
Posted by Catherine Morgan on August 18, 2007
UNICEF needs your donations to help the children of Peru Earthquake.
PISCO, Peru – The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in‘s southern desert. Survivors wearing blankets walked like ghosts through the ruins.
Dust-covered dead were pulled out and laid in rows in the streets, or beneath bloodstained sheets at damaged hospitals and morgues. Doctors struggled to help more than 1,500 injured, including hundreds who waited on cots in the open air, fearing more aftershocks would send the structures crashing down.
Destruction was centered in Peru’s southern desert, at the oasis city ofand the nearby port of , about 125 miles southeast of the capital, .