A team from Haren Alde Perú and the Augustinian Recollect Family arrives in Chiclayo to coordinate the aid

Following the opening of the special emergency campaign of the AAugustinian Recollect Family following the severe floods that have ravaged northern Peru due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, the next step is to develop continuity projects and support the Families who have suffered more damage.

A project technician from Haren Alde Perú, delegation in the country of the NGDO of the Augustinian Recollect Family, and the Augustinian Recollect in charge of communications in the Vicariate of Peru will arrive in the next hours from this Friday, April 7 to Chiclayo (Lambayeque) to directly support the actions of the Emergency Campaign that the Augustinian Recollect Family through its Commission of Social Apostolate and Haren Alde, a member of the emerging Augustinian Recollect International Network ARCORES, have opened with The severe floods and landslides suffered in the region by the El Niño weather phenomenon.

The Parish of Our Lady of the Consolation of the Augustinian Recollects in Chiclayo has already produced a first list which includes twelve families (39 adults and 21 children in total) who have suffered more damage at home and have had more losses of material goods. These families have an average income of 550 soles a month (160 euros at the current rate), insufficient to meet the emergency they have suffered at home.

Although the first aid has been organized locally, with the collection of basic necessities, reconstruction and more specialized care requires external support, for which this religious family of the Augustinian Recollects, present in the region Since 1967.

From Spain you can directly collaborate in this emergency through the emergency account of the NGO Haren Alde: ES57 0075 0241 4406 0086 0510.

In Brazil, the current account to support the victims of the floods is in the Federal Savings Bank, Bank 104, Agency 0218, CC 2184-9, Operation 003.

In other countries you can collaborate through any community of the nearby Augustinian Recollect Family.

Chiclayo is a city in northwest Peru that has almost 600,000 inhabitants, capital of the province of the same name and the department of Lambayeque. Its metropolitan area reaches 800,000 inhabitants. It is located 13 kilometers from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometers from the country’s capital. It is the fourth most populous city in Peru.

The region has a subtropical climate, of pleasant temperature, dry and without rains; This is due to the strong winds called cyclones that lower the ambient temperature to a moderate climate during most of the year, except in the summer months when the temperature rises and becomes a tourist destination for its spas Port Etén and Pimentel.

Normally its climate varies between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius. However, with a periodicity varying between seven and fifteen years, there are very high temperatures that can happen of the 35 ° due to the phenomenon El Niño, with regular rains and extreme increase of the water of the rivers. El Niño in 1998, which caused daily rainfall of 100 mm. In February of that year, has even been surpassed by El Niño of March and April of 2017.

The consequences have been the loss of human lives and disappearances, the existence of injured people, the destruction of hundreds of homes and infrastructures (schools, nursing homes, hospitals and health centers, public service buildings) , Difficulties in the distribution of electricity and drinking water and the proliferation of diseases.

Public aid from the various administrations has been completely inadequate, since all forecasts and capacities have been overwhelmed and there are many rural areas that have come too late or even have not yet arrived.