USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)
has confirmed that it will contribute US$5 million to UN World Food Programme (WFP) activities in Peru.
The initiative will help provide —as a complement to the Peruvian Government's efforts— food assistance to the most vulnerable groups in the country, including migrants and refugees whose access to food has been severely affected in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the request of the Government of Peru
, the World Food Programme (WFP)
has been providing food assistance to Peruvians and migrants in situations of extreme vulnerability —through cash-based transfers for food assistance purposes— since the pandemic began.
This time —with the help of the WFP
— this important USAID
contribution will triple the number of beneficiaries, which constitutes a step forward in the improvement of food security of the most vulnerable people, in line with the Peruvian Government's efforts to implement social protection policies aimed at supporting at-risk families in the South American country.
The Government of Peru appreciates this new expression of cooperation on the part of the USAID
and the WFP
, which are outstanding partners in efforts to address the most vulnerable groups severely affected by the pandemic's social impacts.