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March 24, 2017
Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city
Huarmey , Peru (AFP) March 21, 2017
Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water. As AFP toured the waist-deep rivers of mud that were once Huarmey's streets, people in the small coastal city shouted from their rooftops, "Water, we want water!" Last Wednesday, the rain that has been pummeling Peru for a week sent a series of mudslides barreling down the hillsides of the Andes mountains and into the city. The avalanches of mud ... read more

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