Send Medical Relief to Peru's Earthquake Victims

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
Send Medical Relief to Peru's Earthquake Victims

Project Report | Aug 28, 2023
Peru Battling Multiple Challenges!

By Adam See | Executive Director

Peru is still facing multiple challenges in overcoming the devastating COVID pandemic. Political chaos and social unrest are now being magnified by recent flooding. The 2023 rainy season in Peru has been devastating. In early March, the warming of the ocean located off the coast of Peru signaled a strong El Nino.

The government declared a state of emergency as the warming of the ocean causes an increase in rainfall in the Andes. Additionally, in early March Peru experienced torrential rains due to Cyclone Yaku, the first cyclone in the Pacific in 40 years. The northern regions of Tumbes, Lambayeque, and Piura were the most damaged. The floods, river overflows and landslides have left over 300,000 people in need emergency help.

As always, in addition to the loss of life and housing, the already impoverished regions has lost critical infrastructure. Households, health facilities and educational institutions are in the floods path creating massive destruction. VIDA is focusing on sending critical medical supplies and equipment to address immediate issues as well as helping to rebuild the healthcare infrastructure.

VIDA has staged three containers ready for shipment to Peru. As always, the cost of shipment remains an enormous challenge. VIDA counts on the generous support of others, including the GlobalGiving community to make our mission possible. We ask you today to join us by contributing to the costs of shipping this life saving aid to Peru.

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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VIDA USA
Project Leader:
Alan Arredondo
Director of Operations
Emeryville , CA United States

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