Save the Children signs Cooperation Agreement with the National Superintendence of Migrations
- This instrument will allow the implementation of various actions in favor of the integration of migrant and refugee children
As part of its commitment to migrant and refugee children, Save the Children Peru signed a Cooperation Agreement with the National Superintendence of Migrations. Thanks to this agreement, both institutions will be able to exchange information and collaborate in different actions to promote the integration of the migrant population.
Save the Children encourages world leaders and public officials to make decisions based on the best interests of the child. In this line, the agreement with migrations will allow working together to exchange statistical information for the design and execution of policies and social projects in terms of migratory integration, with emphasis on children and adolescents.
Since 2018, Save the Children’s Humanitarian Response Program has provided essential care to Venezuelan children in Peru and their families. In addition to guaranteeing the exercise of their rights, we seek the integration of migrant and refugee children so that they have greater opportunities to access a more dignified life.
As of July 2022, through our humanitarian response interventions, we have reached 40,162 adults and 75,405 children and adolescents from migrant and refugee families. In this area, we have direct interventions in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima and Arequipa.
Save the Children’s Migration Program includes sectors such as Education, Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods, Protection and Prevention of gender-based violence for the migrant and refugee population, including those in transit.
The agreement was signed by Verónica Valdivieso, Country Director of Save the Children Peru, and Jorge Fernández Campos, National Superintendent of Migrations.