Humanity & Inclusion in Peru
Humanity & Inclusion launched its first project in Peru in 2018, and prioritizes helping at-risk communities protect themselves from the country’s many natural disasters.
Although Peru has seen strong economic growth, many people still live in poverty due to high levels of social and economic inequality. Located on the Ring of Fire in the basin area of the Pacific Ocean, the country is subject to strong seismic activity and can experience earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as floods and droughts.
Peru has welcomed a growing number of Venezuelan refugees, and the humanitarian needs of this population continue to grow.
Areas of Intervention
- Disaster risk reduction
- Inclusive humanitarian action
Because the country is prone to natural disasters, Humanity & Inclusion's 13-member team works to improve the protection and resilience of older people, people with disabilities, indigenous communities and women in case of emergency. Our team promotes the inclusion of organizations run by and for people with disabilities in the development and implementation of adaptation and natural disaster risk response strategies. To achieve this, the organization works with local and national actors and helps disseminate best practices.
Humanity & Inclusion also assists Venezuelan refugees living in Peru as well as host communities. Our staff improves access to services for refugees, distributes hygiene and food kits, refers people to protection services and trains humanitarian organizations on ensuring their humanitarian activities are inclusive. The organization also provides physical rehabilitation services to refugees with disabilities.