21-12-2022 | di COOPI
Peru. Ensure hygiene, access to water and prevention for indigenous communities.
From June to December 2022, in Peru, COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale implemented the project 'Ucayali - Reducing gaps in access to water, sanitation and hygiene for children and adolescents in Ucayali, prioritising indigenous communities', financed by UNICEF with the collaboration of the NGO Prisma.
To effectively assist the 14,321 beneficiaries, it was essential to disseminate adequate information on water management, personal hygiene and prevention from COVID-19, including providing training to regional and local authorities, who manage water resources in 7 indigenous communities in the province of Coronel Portillo. A key phase of the project was the distribution of hygiene kits to indigenous families, accompanied by various awareness-raising activities to promote hygiene and infection prevention.
In Peru, the greatest emergency is represented by disasters of natural origin such as earthquakes, landslides and floods, which have a negative impact on a society with little capacity for crisis management. COOPI's support, which has been present in the country since 2000, has always favoured the proper and adequate management of these situations by local governments and urban and rural communities.