ADRA Peru has formed a First Response Team and is providing emergency response in Arequipa, Peru after a 5.4 earthquake shook the region.

The earthquake struck on August 14, affecting close to 2,000 families. 1,074 houses are inhabitable and close to 400 have completely collapsed.

Soon after the earthquake, ADRA Peru’s First Response Team served 518 hot meals to those in the area and activated a media campaign to gather material donations from the local community.

ADRA Peru will also be distributing kits of household supplies in the community for those who have lost their belongings.

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