Earthquake Relief for Southern Peru

by Real Medicine Foundation


On Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:18 AM, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was recorded near Acari in the Arequipa region of southern Peru. One person is confirmed dead, dozens have been injured, and homes and roads collapsed. Based on RMF Peru's 11 years of experience in earthquake and flood relief, this project will provide mobile medical outreach care for affected communities, while providing emergency kits for 3,000 people displaced or most vulnerable after the earthquake.

total goal
monthly donors


A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, January 14, 2018, leaving one dead and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse. Several municipalities are without electricity, and many roads and adobe houses have been damaged or destroyed. Residents of Lomas, a coastal town near the epicentre of the earthquake, have been evacuated after feeling an aftershock.


RMF Peru has vast experience responding to disasters. After the recent floods, our team conducted outreach clinics and distributed blankets, insect repellent, and other NFIs for victims. In a disaster, medical care is often most urgently required. However, damage to roads can impede the arrival of help to the affected zones, which are mainly rural and remote. Our mobile medical teams are able to relocate to affected areas, bringing with them the skills and equipment required.

Long-Term Impact

This project is an emergency disaster relief, stopgap initiative. The longer-term impact will be through the distribution of health promotion information, which will educate affected communities regarding immediate and longer-term health needs of individuals and families.



Organization Information

Real Medicine Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
N'Deane Helajzen
Los Angeles, CA United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.