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Peru Gov't to continue investing in social programs

14:01 | Lima, Jun. 27.

Peruvian Government's social programs implemented in regions —declared under state of emergency due to frosts and cold spells— will remain in place, Development and Social Inclusion Ministry (Midis) affirmed Wednesday.

According to Midis, its efforts are focused on assisting the vulnerable populations living in poverty and extreme poverty.

As is known, the Ministry acts within the framework of the 2018 Frost and Friaje (cold spell) Multisectoral Mitigation Plan, which includes interventions in 257 districts.

From this total, 210 correspond to frost-affected areas and 47 to zones hit by cold spells.

This way, Midis responds to Peruvians' needs in a timely manner, as well as ensures the continuity of social programs such as Cuna Mas, Qali Warma, Juntos, Foncodes, PIAS, Contigo, and Pension 65.

Commitments

The Cooperation Fund for Social Development (Foncodes) program plans to deliver 1,414 housing units and 7,139 safe water kits to affected citizens.

In addition, Cuna Mas distributed 17,500 warming kits in Ancash, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Junin, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, and Ucayali regions. 

Lastly, the Ministry highlighted the presence of 106 Tambos across the areas hit by extremely low temperatures.

Tambos denote a creative program intended to bring State-run social assistance services closer to citizens residing in remote rural areas. 

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Published: 6/27/2018
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