Peru remains a country vulnerable to natural disasters. Vulnerable communities are forced to manage ongoing issues with poverty and development despite disasters continuing to occur.
The El Niño phenomenon between January and March 2017 left 1.9 million people in its destructive path. Communities who suffered from its impacts were in need of critical aid mostly in the form of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.
Vulnerable families and children have been exposed to ongoing disasters within the country until the current day. Unrest in Venezuela has brought nearly a half million asylum seekers into Peru. The influx of refugees has forced officials to assist them while continuing to address issues such as poverty, unemployment, and infrastructure.