Whilst most of the world’s media focused on the terrible scenes in Haiti, a much smaller but equally tragic weather-driven disaster unfolded in one of the most spectacular global tourism destinations in Peru. Torrential rains caused fatal mudslides and have closed the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu, and affected the nearby site at Aguas Caliente which has resulted in a number of deaths in Cusco. Despite the use of helicopters to rescue stranded tourists, over 2500 remained trapped at the site of the ruins, and another 2000 in Agua Calientes and possibly up to 700 on the world famous Inca Trail, which winds through the mountains to Machu Picchu. The local Government of Cusco has declared a 60-day state of emergency after seeing two bridges collapse and 250 houses destroyed. A lot of children are suffering from the cold, and with the supply of warm cloths and food, we where are able to help make a difference.