By Mariela Jara
LIMA, Mar 1, 2012 (IPS) - This year’s unusually rainy season in Peru is having a negative effect on the wellbeing and health of women in rural areas who are forced, for example, to spend three times as much time walking to collect firewood and water. But the authorities continue to turn a blind eye to the problems they face.
1 The Americas Zone Mission
The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.
2 National Society Mission
Preventing and alleviating human suffering, reaching those most vulnerable in every circumstance, promoting the improvement of the quality of their lives and strengthening their capacities .