Peru Floods DREF operation n° MDRPE005

Situation Report
Originally published


CHF 255,940 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to 800 families (some 4,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: The annual seasonal high precipitation period from December to April has worsened in 2012 due to hydro-meteorological disturbances, causing flooding in different areas in Peru and affecting a total of 649,526 persons country-wide. The Peruvian Red Cross will focus its relief efforts in the most affected department—Loreto— where approximately 202,676 persons have been affected by floods.

The Peruvian Red Cross operation will centre on distribution of safe water, hygiene kits and blankets as well as on improving the living conditions in 16 collective centres that have been established in districts within Loreto to shelter affected families. This DREF operation will support the National Society to deliver assistance to the most vulnerable part of the population living in relatively remote areas.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by July 2012; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by October 2012).