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.
Disaster Update #1: 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.
Disaster Update #2: April 11, 2023
The heavy rains, floods and landslides have continued throughout the month of March and into the beginning of April in Peru. The most heavily affected areas are Lambayeque and Puira. To date, 1,573 participants have been impacted by the extreme weather conditions. Thankfully, all participants are safe and healthy. Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been able to utilize Disaster Relief Funds to provide families with items such as mattresses, water, food, hygiene kits and repair materials.
Please continue to pray for all families who have been impacted by the after-affects of the cyclone.
Disaster Update #3: May 16, 2023
Throughout April and May, the heavy rains have decreased. To date, 2,463 participants have been impacted by the cyclone. The standing water in many areas has created a risk of contracting dengue fever. Child Development Centers (CDCs) have assisted families by providing repair materials, mattresses, water, food, hygiene kits and medicine to help prevent disease. The Compassion Peru National Office continues to monitor the situation closely and is providing assistance to the CDCs in affected areas.
Please continue to pray for the participants as they recover from the cyclone and its after-effects.
Disaster Update #4: July 24, 2023
As of July 24, the heavy rains have continued to subside in the coastal areas of Peru. To date, 2,480 participants have been impacted by the storms. While the rains have subsided, there is an expected El Niño that could cause additional damage in the region. The Child Development Centers (CDC) have already provided affected families with repair materials, food kits and hygiene materials. The CDCs are also helping families take preventative measures against the incoming El Niño. Some families have already been evacuated if they live too close to basins and rivers.
Please continue to pray for all families in Peru who have been affected by the heavy rains and pray for protection against future storms.