According to the Salesian Mission Office, the situation in Peru at the moment is very delicate. The floods have caused health emergencies in the population and the continuing deterioration of housing. In addition, services of drinking water and sewage have collapsed, producing an increase of acute diarrheal diseases.
The department of Piura is one of the regions highly vulnerable to flooding. Given the conditions of the torrential rains and the flooding of the river running through the city of Piura, it was declared a state of emergency and the population calls for urgent help.
“In the face of these natural disasters, the most affected are the students of the Don Bosco Salesian College of Piura as well as CEO and Bosconia and other educational institutions of the city. For lack of access to transportation they have not yet been able to begin academic work. in addition, many students’ homes have been affected,” says Alexander Guerrero, Salesian spokesman in Piura.
The first support from the Don Bosco Foundation will focus on the city of Piura, where the Salesians have two houses and where many vulnerable people are living.