|   Posted: March 17, 2023   |   Updated: March 17, 2023

Disaster Update #1: Cyclone in Coastal Peru - March 21, 2023

Heavy rains, strong winds and overflowing rivers have caused a number of floods and landslides in the coastal and highland areas of Peru. To date, 1,524 participants have been impacted by the extreme weather conditions. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) in the affected areas have been able to utilize Disaster Relief Funds to provide families with items such as home repair materials, mattresses, water, food and hygiene items. CDCs have also been able to provide vulnerable families with preventative medical attention, as the risk of illness has increased due to the ongoing weather conditions.

Please continue to pray for the participants and their families during this time.

March 15, 2023

On March 7, a state of emergency was declared in the northern and central coastal regions of Peru due to an unusually large cyclone formation. Rivers and streams have begun overflowing due to heavy rainfall. The Peru government has declared a state of emergency in 17 regions across Peru for a period of 60 days. To date, 194 Participants have been affected. Child Development Centers (CDCs) in the impacted areas have been able to utilize Disaster Relief Funds to provide aid to families impacted by the storms. Please rest assured that we will notify you as soon as possible if your child is affected in any way.

Please pray for the protection of participants, their families and CDC staff members.