IOM Receives Support for Displaced People in Peru from Kia

Posted: 
05/30/17
Themes: 
Humanitarian Emergencies, Internally Displaced Persons, Migration and Environment

Peru - Heavy rains during April and May of this year affected more than one million people in northern Peru and displaced over 173,000 people, many of whom made their way to makeshift shelters and camps. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Peru, together with the Government of Peru and local partners, is assisting displaced families and providing technical assistance to local authorities to strengthen the management of the displacement camps.

President of the Kia Motors Corporation Regional Headquarters for Central and South America Kevin Kim pledged to support IOM’s activities for displaced populations in the Region of Piura, through a USD 100,000 donation on behalf of the South Korean automotive company.

"It is extremely important that the private sector can join the efforts to help people who have been displaced by the rains,” said IOM Peru Chief of Mission Jose Ivan Davalos. “We hope many more companies can follow the example of Kia Motors Corporation, whose valuable contribution is greatly appreciated and will allow us to reach a larger number of vulnerable families.”

With this contribution from Kia Motors Corporation, efforts will be made to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable displaced population in Piura, and to promote the dissemination of information on the risks of human trafficking in the affected regions.

KIA Motors Corporation is a global leader in the automotive industry committed to supporting the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.

The donation event was also attended by Keun Ho Jang, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Peru; James Park, Manager, Regional Headquarters of Kia Motors Corporation for Central and South America; Minister Seung-in Hong, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Juan Florencio Martin, Country Manager of SKBERGE, importers of KIA in Peru; Luis Mariategui, General Manager of KIA; as well as the management team of SKBERGE Peru.

For further information, please contact Ines Calderon at IOM Peru, Tel: +5116330000, Email: icalderon@iom.int

 

  • Kia motors donates USD 100,000 to IOM's response for displaced people in Peru. Photo: IOM