Humanity & Inclusion in Peru
Peru has been a part of Humanity & Inclusion's Andean Countries Program since 2011. However, the organization's first project in Peru started only in 2018. Humanity & Inclusion plans to launch more projects in Peru by 2024, particularly in the socio-economic and health fields.
Peru is a very heterogeneous country, with a varied geography and great socio-economic and ethnic inequalities.
Today, Peru is considered an upper-middle-income country; however, there are high levels of inequality due to structural causes, leading to severe problems of social exclusion, discrimination, and poverty.
Areas of Intervention
- Reduce the impact of natural disasters on the population
- Provide relief to displaced people, refugees and victims of conflict and natural disasters
Like other South American countries, Peru is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Humanity & Inclusion implements a project to improve natural disaster risk management in six Latin American countries by enhancing the protection and resilience of aging people, people with disabilities and single women.
In addition, our 8-person staff assists Venezuelan refugees living in Peru as well as host communities. It improves access to services for these refugees and implements activities such as distributing hygiene and food kits, referring people to protection services, and training humanitarian organizations on inclusive humanitarian activities.