Peru

 

For information on UNHCR's operation in Peru prior to 2020, please see the Regional Office Argentina page. 

Operation: Opération: Peru

Location

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Key Figures

2019 year-end figures
48,000  people received basic relief items, such as water, diapers, toilet paper, energy bars, salty cookies, sunscreen and mosquito repellent
15,000  Venezuelan refugees and migrants received cash transfers and vouchers to cover their basic needs
11,000  medical consultations were provided for people of concern in Arequipa, Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Tacna and Tumbes
7,500  people of concern were reached through six rounds of protection monitoring, which included provision of information and referral to specialized services according to their needs
400 women, men and children living with HIV were referred to specialized national health services
68 organizations actively participated in regular meetings of the inter-agency national response for Venezuelans platform
2020 planning figures
>8,370 vulnerable households will receive multipurpose cash grants
>2,000 monitoring visits will be conducted and reported
15 reception centres will be improved or maintained
10 peaceful co-existence projects will be implemented

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

2019 867,821

 

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Peru

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  • 2020

Year-end Overview

Working environment

Peru is the main host country for Venezuelans seeking refugee status. Of the 860,000 Venezuelans residing in Peru, all of whom are considered people of concern to UNHCR, 377,000 have sought asylum.
 
Despite the large influx, Peru has maintained a generous policy vis-à-vis Venezuelan nationals. However, social services are overstretched and cannot address adequately the increasing needs of Peruvian nationals, Venezuelans and others residing in the country. Therefore, asylum-seekers and people holding temporary stay permits rarely have access to social security programmes or to free health services, which are meant only for those in extreme poverty. This is of concern to Venezuelans with serious or chronic medical conditions who cannot access affordable treatment.

Several protection concerns were identified during protection monitoring exercises, including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), human trafficking, limited access to dignified housing, exploitative labour conditions, and lack of standard procedures for the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. 

To support the Government’s operational response, UNHCR and IOM set up an inter-agency Working Group on Refugees and Migrants (GTRM) with 60 partners, including UN agencies, non-government, civil society organisations and donors. UNHCR works with more than ten national and international NGO partners supporting the implementation of the protection and solution strategy. 

Key priorities

The three strategic pillars guiding UNHCR’s operation in Peru in 2020 are: promotion of access to the territory and legal stay; provision of humanitarian assistance, targeting people with specific needs, including in temporary shelters to prevent and mitigate protection risks and the promotion of community and area-based interventions; and supporting access to quality services for people of concern through public systems, national and local institutions, fostering local integration and enhancing livelihoods opportunities. Social cohesion is a cross-sectoral outcome and a core strategic direction. Therefore, strengthening links with host communities and enhancing social cohesion through peaceful coexistence activities will underpin all interventions. 
 
In 2020, UNHCR will:
 
  • Improve access to territory and reduce the risk of refoulement through the provision of information to some 30,000 people of concern;
  • Improve reception conditions through establishing and maintaining more than 15 receptions centres and through monitoring of the situation of 2,000 people of concern;
  • Support more than 8,370 vulnerable households with multipurpose cash grants;
  • Provide at least 250 SGBV survivors with psychosocial counselling;
  • Implement more than 10 peaceful coexistence projects to strengthen peaceful co-existence with local communities;
  • Improve the self-reliance and livelihoods of people of concern through the provision of more than 400 sectoral cash grants for livelihoods.
Latest contributions
  • 07-AUG-2020
    Austria
    $645,882
  • 04-AUG-2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $521,640
  • 03-AUG-2020
    Japan

    private donors

    $424,465
  • Germany
    $56,962
  • 31-JUL-2020
    Germany

    private donors

    $2,100,001
  • Spain

    private donors

    $7,058,596
  • South Africa

    private donors

    $77,780
  • 30-JUL-2020
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $243,165
  • Greece

    private donors

    $84,751
  • Republic of Korea
    $2,000,000
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $221,506
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $112,545
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $166,819
  • Canada

    private donors

    $370,952
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $7,573,526
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $480,032
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $697,211
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $231,920
  • France

    private donors

    $84,078
  • China

    private donors

    $870,641