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Disaster risk management in Peru

Ensuring all children and their communities are prepared for disasters

Plan International Peru has a strong, highly skilled disasters team, and we focus on expanding the skills of children, adolescents, young people, communities, schools, and authorities to ensure disaster risk reduction and protection for all children in emergencies.

Plan forms strong partnerships to ensure a second-to-none disaster preparedness strategy, preparing state organisations and civil society just as much as the community members themselves.

So far, we have trained more than 150 leaders, in partnership with the University on Risk Management. The sessions have focused on rights and creating local projects for vulnerability reduction in each of their zones, leading the community work. We also work with communities to train families, parents and caregivers in disaster risk management, prioritising education for prevention, risk mitigation and the development of family plans for possible emergency situations in the home and in the community.