Disaster risk management and emergency response

Reducing the Vulnerability of Venezuelan Migrants / Refugees in Peru

04/01/2019 - 03/31/2020


Lugar de intervención:
Lima, Tumbes


United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and Office of Food for Peace (FFP).

Aliados estratégicos

Municipalities, health centers, soup kitchens and churches.

Objetivo del proyecto

Reduce vulnerability, improve food security, and maintain the dignity of Venezuelan migrants in Peru.

Grupo de impacto

Families and young people from 18 to 24 years of Venezuelan nationality in the process of establishment in Peru.

Fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil

Direct work with the kitchen partners of the popular soup kitchens of Lima Sur and Downtown Lima through the Hot meals component of the project. Training workshops related to nutrition, safe food handling, menu planning, food preparation, among others were provided. These trainings strengthened the care and management of the soup kitchens that continue to serve the vulnerable population after the project.

Modelos efectivos

The incorporation of unusual actors to the emergency response strategy such as the banking system, specifically, virtual banking. This strategy allowed the inclusion of vulnerable foreign population to the local financial system.


  • The successful implementation of a project, in an organized and timely manner, requires the design of detailed and realistic operations flows and tools, both for field execution and internal management in the organization.
    In the case of the cash transfer component, financial flows that did not exist in CARE were generated for the authorization and delivery of funds that are transferred to the participants. In the case of the soup kitchen component, a flow of operations and monitoring tools have been designed to guarantee the expected use of the resources granted.
  • Working with a vulnerable foreign population that does not have a public support system for their basic needs requires the implementation of strong communication mechanisms to manage the expectations that are generated by being a “migrant aid organization”.
    During the project, messages and communication materials were designed that were insufficient, but which led to the organization of communication protocols, messages and materials better adapted for phase II of the project. However, the foray into social networks for the dissemination of these messages is still timid from CARE.
  • The close work with the kitchen partners in the dining rooms showed that their support for the project implies effort and dedication; however, no remuneration is foreseen for their participation. This has led to reflection on the idea of supporting social projects in the voluntary work of the neediest population. For this reason, the non-monetary recognition of their participation has been foreseen for the second phase of the project.

Impacto del proyecto

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Adaptó o implementó actividades en respuesta a la COVID-19