More than 45,000 people affected by rains and floods on the north coast received help with food, health and protection

  • June 16, 2023
  • Area: Climate change and DRM, Health and nutrition, Humanitarian aid, Protection
  • More than 18,900 beneficiaries are children and adolescents, who also received socio-emotional support kits differentiated by age
  • The intervention was financed by Start Network and executed by the Consortium of NGOs of the National Humanitarian Network in Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Tumbes

Faced with the serious damage caused by the rains and floods in northern Peru at the beginning of the year, more than 45,200 affected people received humanitarian aid in key sectors such as food, health and protection. This large-scale distribution was carried out in Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad, three of the regions most affected by the climate emergency, thanks to the financial support of Start Network.

With the “In the emergency with the north” project, it was possible for the affected families to have the necessary tools to access safe water and cover their basic hygiene needs, which in turn prevents the appearance of infectious diseases. Food products were also delivered to meet the nutritional requirements of the most vulnerable people.

As part of this initiative, socio-emotional support kits for boys and girls differentiated by age, repellents, products and clothing to protect against solar radiation, among other elements, were delivered to cover their different humanitarian needs. Of the total number of people reached, more than 18,900 were children and adolescents.

The NGO Consortium of the National Humanitarian Network, which was in charge of implementing the project, was made up of CARE Peru, ADRA, World Vision, Plan International, Humanity & Inclusion and Save the Children. The intervention was made possible with funding from the Start Network, which among other sources receives funding from the UK government.

“This intervention aimed to cover the immediate needs of the most affected and vulnerable populations in the face of the emergency, such as children and adolescents. For this reason, action was taken in a comprehensive manner, including sectors such as health and food, which are key in a context such as the one in northern Peru,” said Ernesto Murillo, project leader and representative of Save the Children.

The distribution of humanitarian aid was carried out in coordination with various entities that make up the National Disaster Risk Management System (SINAGERD), including the regional and local government authorities of the regions affected by the emergency.

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