Update #3: April 12, 2021
The state of emergency is still in effect, but thankfully the rain has decreased in some districts. To date, 322 beneficiaries have been affected. Child Development Center staff, volunteers and church members continue to distribute disaster relief supplies to affected families, utilizing Compassion's Crisis Relief funds.
Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries and families, as well as strength and safety for those supporting them.
Update #2: April 7, 2021
The state of emergency is still in effect in the northern and eastern areas, specifically the province of Piura and San Martin. So far, 122 beneficiaries have been affected; additional affected beneficiaries are expected.
Please continue to pray for the affected families to have good health, protection from further damages, and provision as they recover.
Update #1: March 29, 2021
The emergency alert is still in place throughout the North and East areas. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are providing food, mattresses, and repair materials to affected families using Disaster Relief funds. So far, 105 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The Compassion Peru National Office will request additional funds to help families who lost their livelihoods and provide income generation support to families that lost crops and animals.
Please pray for the beneficiaries and their families as they recover from damages and losses.
Disaster Alert: March 25, 2021
The government has declared a state of emergency in the district of Piura, which includes several provinces. Heavy rains caused flooding and extensive damage to homes, schools, health facilities, crops and roads. The communities currently have no access to food, clean water or sufficient sewage processing. A mudslide blocked a main road and is being cleared by a local agency. Once the road is open they hope to get emergency food delivered from Chiclayo, Lambayeque province. There are several Child Development Centers (CDCs) located in the impacted areas of Piura. The CDCs are assessing impact and utilizing Compassion Disaster Relief funds to provide for basic needs like food, water, cleaning materials and repair materials, as well as flashlights since there is often no electricity at night. One of the CDCs also distributed mosquito nets to affected families to help prevent malaria and dengue fever. The impact of this flooding comes at an already difficult time with COVID-19 restrictions, fear of infections, and lack of access to support families, as needed. Assessment is ongoing, but to date, 18 beneficiaries and their families have been reported as affected.
Please pray for peace, protection and provision for the affected beneficiaries and families.