The heavy rainfall recorded in Peru since the end of January has taken a dreadful toll in terms of casualties, internally displaced and homeless people, and significant damage to roads and supplies of essential services such as water.
Piura, Trujillo, Huarmey and Chosica are some of the areas in Peru most devastated by the “El Niño Costero” phenomenon. Fundación MAPFRE coordinated and financed the shipment of four water purification plants, which were installed by the six Spanish volunteer firefighters belonging to the Provincial Firefighters Union of Malaga who flew out to the disaster zone.
At present, these plants are providing fresh drinking water to 16,000 people every day. Perú still needs help.
In Peru, more than 200 MAPFRE volunteers collaborated in the preparation and distribution of bags of food and medicines to the victims