Peru Flood Recovery

March 29, 2017 to Present  /  Las Lomas, Peru

Widespread flooding and severe rains in Peru began intensifying towards the beginning of February 2017 and leading to landslides, floods, flashfloods and mud flows in 24 of the 25 affected regions. An estimated 1.2M people were impacted and 2457 schools damaged or destroyed. On 22 March, 2017, our immediate response team began assessing conditions in the Eastern region of Peru, and identified a great need for assistance in the town of Huarmey, where countless homes and schools were found to be filled with up to one meter of mud. Our program has moved into the recovery phase and we have been working near Las Lomas to rebuild schools damaged by the disaster.