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Sabancaya, Peru

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Sabancaya, Peru

The name Sabancaya means ‘tongue of fire’ in the Quecha language – and its more recent eruptive episode has been ongoing since 2016. This means that the communities who live high on 5,960 m high volcano experience similar difficulties with volcanic ash as the communities around Tungurahua Volcano. So, in June 2018, STREVA researchers, in collaboration with the Instituto Geofisico del Peru brought some of the farmers from Tungurahua to some of the villages to share experiences and talk about the ways in which they had learned to live with the ash. We also used Art Facilitation to discuss with broader groupings in Arequipa some of the challenges around risk management of Peru’s many active volcanoes.

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