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Peru: Env Min visits Madre de Dios region to support flood victims

16:31 | Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios region), Feb. 21.

Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria on Sunday arrived in Madre de Dios region to supervise actions in support of families —comprising 6,000 people— affected by floods in recent days.

The official delegation also included Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Planning Elizabeth Añaños and National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) Head Alfredo Murgueytio.

The activities scheduled for Sunday included a visit to three temporary shelters for families affected by the recent floods. 

Humanitarian aid goods will be delivered in coordination with Indeci and the Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER).

The minister is slated to visit a provisional shelter in Huerto Infantil School, where 19 children from the National Family Welfare Program (Inabif), as well as 11 young people and adults, are staying.

In addition, Quijandria is expected to visit a temporary shelter located at Faustino Maldonado School, which houses 248 victims; he will then visit a provisional shelter at Miguel Grau Seminario School, which holds 240 people who were affected by rains and floods.

Likewise, the government official will supervise the work carried out by the Ministry of Defense (Mindef), which has recently transported mattresses, stoves, mosquito nets, and non-perishable food for victims in the Amarakaeri-Boca Inambari native community, whose members are housed in a temporary shelter at Javier Heraud School.

(END) NDP/TMC/RMB

Publicado: 21/2/2021
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