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.
Peru is a very heterogeneous country, with a varied geography and great socio-economic and ethnic inequalities.
After a prolonged economic crisis that led to hyperinflation and generalized recession, neo-liberal economic policies were applied in Peru. The policies drastically reduced the presence of the state and the social sector. They also encouraged private investment by reducing all types of regulations and rights, and led millions of people to try to survive through various forms of precarious work and self-employment.
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.
Our Current Work
Currently, Humanity & Inclusion's team in Peru is composed of one expat staff member based in Lima who works attentively to:
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management
Humanity & Inclusion works to improve and advocate for an inclusive disaster risk management framework to increase the protection and resilience of most-at-risk groups, including people with disabilities, women, older people, and indigenous people, before, during, and after natural disasters.