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Peru: ICRC assists 23,000 people in Ucayali

24-06-1999 News Release 99/25

Following the heavy flooding that devastated Coronel Portillo province in the department of Ucayali, the ICRC assisted 23,000 people for about 10 days.  A total of 5,000 families living in 150 villages received food aid and hygiene items.

ICRC delegates based in the region carried out the operation in cooperation with teams of Peruvian Red Cross volunteers.

The ICRC has 19 delegates and 44 local employees working in Peru. They are attached to the Lima delegation, the Tingo Maria sub-delegation and offices in Huancayo, Ayacucho, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Tarapoto, La Merced and Puno.