Peru: 8 tons of aid collected for torrential rain victims

LIMA PERÚ ENERO 30.Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) y el Instituto Peruano del Deporte (IPD) continúan hoy con la campaña de recepción de donaciones denominada “Perú Unido”. Foto: ANDINA/Norman Córdova

17:33 | Lima, Jan. 30.

The Peruvian Government has, so far, collected close to 8 tons of humanitarian aid at three drop-off points opened by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) and State-run National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) to support landslide-victims across the country.

Since Saturday, donations are being received by Indeci staff, Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD) volunteers and Armed Forces personnel at the following collection sites: Lima's National Stadium, Dibos Coliseum and Videna (National Sports Village). 

In this sense, the solidarity campaign Nuestro Peru Unido (Our Peru United) was officially launched on Monday in the presence of Indeci Secretary-General Luis Suazo. 

The Indeci official urged the population to drop off their donations at the said locations from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM until February 3. 

The ceremony was also attended by IPD Chairman Oscar Fernandez, Armed Forces Joint Command Chief Admiral Jose Luis Paredes, 2019 Lima Pan American Games Organizing Committee Chairman Carlos Neuhaus, as well as renowned Peruvian athletes.

Indeci began the distribution of 5.47 tons of said aid in Ricardo Palma district, Huarochiri province (Lima region).

As is known, the Inca nation has been at the mercy of several landslides over the past weeks, as a result of torrential downpours overflowing rivers in different regions.


Published: 1/30/2017