Appeals for USD 4.3 million to support Peru flood victims

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As part of the UN Flash Appeal launched last week, IOM as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) sector lead, is appealing for USD 4.3 million to provide humanitarian aid to the population affected by the floods on the north coast of Peru.

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The emergency has affected 24 out of 25 departments of the country and has left nearly 1.1 million people in need of assistance. The department of Piura is the most affected with a third of the population needing urgent assistance.

The National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI –Spanish acronym) estimates that 34,584 houses have collapsed or are uninhabitable and consequently about 173,000 people may be displaced.

Approximately 40,000 people are in temporary shelters, while the number of people in spontaneous settlements and host families is still unknown.

The funds requested by the CCCM sector are to support the Government of Peru in improving information management of displaced families in temporary shelters and spontaneous sites as well as provide technical assistance in camp coordination and camp management.

Priorities include improving shelter conditions, taking into account, protection considerations as well as minimum standards of humanitarian assistance. The funds will also strengthen community participation and two-way communication of families living in shelters and spontaneous sites and also facilitate the identification of sustainable solutions for the displaced population.

The population to be assisted by the CCCM sector is currently in shelters, camps, spontaneous sites and collective centres located in the regions of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Ancash.

“The funds requested by the CCCM sector will support the Government in improving the quality of life and dignity of displaced persons in temporary accommodations and facilitate equitable access to services, humanitarian assistance and protection,” said Jose Ivan Davalos, IOM Peru Chief of Mission.

The UN Flash Appeal seeks to strength the emergency response efforts being carried out by the Government of Peru by raising USD 38.3 million to provide humanitarian aid to 320,000 people through 88 projects implemented by 25 organizations, including UN Agencies and NGOs.

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