Peru is the Latin American country with the hightest rate of deaths per million people[i]. Since the begining of the pandemic more than 1.800 million got infected and more than 64 thousend people had died because of COVID 19 according to Health Minister data[ii]. The health system colapsed during wave 2 of contagious and keeps an ocupation over 90%.
About CARE Peru
CARE International first worked in Peru between 1952 and 1958 in the education sector. In 1970, activities resumed following the devastating earthquake in the Hauylas Mountains and have continued since.
In response to the earthquake, CARE Peru provided emergency relief and reconstructed water systems. In the 90s, this emergency response work turned into a longer-term focus on reforestation, natural resource management, small business development, and health promotion.
Today, CARE Peru’s programs are structured around empowering vulnerable groups to better know and exercise their rights; especially LGBTQI+ populations, indigenous groups, rural populations, and women facing violence. We are focused on supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through programs in the areas of gender equality, clean water and sanitation, sustainable use of land ecosystems, and climate action.
CARE Peru’s work focuses on helping vulnerable populations:
Improve resilience through water resource management and community adaptation in response to the climate emergency
Share capacity and knowledge for advocacy and leadership
Access basic social services and recover livelihoods following emergencies such as natural disasters and migration crises
As part of CARE International’s response to the Venezuelan migrant and refugee crisis, we are assisting Venezuelans in Peru with cash transfers; water, sanitation, and hygiene kits; shelter; psychosocial support; and more.