Peru

Brief description of the CCCM context in Peru

In case of a large-scale disaster in Peru, a system of 11 The-matic Groups will be activated, among these the Thematic Group of Collective Centres and Camps, co-chaired by IOM.

The 2011-2012 rainy season in Peru induced emergency situ-ations beginning in November 2011 and worsening in Febru-ary and March 2012. The Amazonian Region of Loreto was affected by massive rains and flooding, with most severe consequences to the regional capital of Iquitos and commu-nities near tributary rivers of the Amazon. In March 2012, over 15,122 persons were displaced in the city of Iquitos. As of June, it was reported that 77 collective centres (albergues) in and around Iquitos alone were housing a total of 1,100 displaced families. Many houses were entirely flooded, with water levels reaching the roofs in some cases.

Latest achievements

  • Financial support from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) enabled IOM Peru to act immediately to improve collective centre management and protect ap-proximately 1,050 families in Iquitos, especially those with specific vulnerabilities. Assistance included non-food items (NFIs) such as comfort kits, hygiene kits, kitchen kits and items for children.
  • IOM Peru is self-funding awareness-raising activities to minimise risks and incidences of human trafficking. It prioritises gender-related concerns such as Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in all activities and in-volved the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in its CERF project to provide expert advice in situ.

Training activities

  • Internal within IOM Peru: On 12 and 13 October 2011, the Regional Humanitarian Expert of IOM Panama gave a two-day, in-house training to IOM Peru staff in humani-tarian assistance and CCCM.
  • External for the Cluster: A training for all members of the Thematic Group of Collective Centres and Camps will be organized in the last quarter of 2012.
  • External for CERF project: In June 2012, officials from the Regional Government of Loreto were trained in CCCM and human trafficking prevention for emergencies.

Areas in need of global cluster support

IOM Peru will receive assistance from the Regional Humani-tarian Expert of IOM Panama for the redaction of the Inter-Agency Plan of Disaster Response (PIRE, for its Spanish title).

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Source additional funding to extend assistance activities in the Region of Loreto.
  • Train all members of the Thematic Group of Collective Centres and Camps.