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Peru

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Peru is extremely vulnerable to climatic change and exposed to hydrometeorological and seismic risks. Many disasters are related to the Coastal Niño (FEN), such as the floods that occurred in 2010, 2013 and 2017 in the north of the country.

The FEN phenomenon alone in 2017 damaged 24 regions of the country, leaving 1,664,879 (85%) people affected and 283,137 (15%) people injured. As a result, 447,018 houses, 3,703 schools and 1,159 hospitals were also destroyed.

Today, the country vulnerability is worsening due to population growth in the peripheries of big cities, following both internal and external migration inflows.

A large part of the rural population moves from the countryside to urban centres, where 78% of the population lives, while informal urban settlements develop. In the capital alone, almost 2.8 million inhabitants live in degraded areas, with limited access to schools and hospitals, and highly exposed to disaster risk.

In addition, Venezuelan refugees are fleeing their country to settle in Peru - more than 800,000 Venezuelans have been permanently residing in the country since 2017.

This emergency exacerbates the vulnerability of peri-urban areas, further weighing on the public infrastructure, which are already inadequate to meet the needs of the indigenous population. 


THE SITUATION IN Peru

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HDI - Human Development Index


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

5,8% %

Illiteracy rate (% adults aged 15 and older)


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

13.1 %

Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition


Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2018

0 %

Rate of the population living below the poverty line


Source: UNDP - 2018 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

COOPI'S ACTIVITY IN Peru

9

Projects
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

139,711

Beneficiaries
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

2

International staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

27

Local staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2018

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