What we do?
UNICEF works to ensure that every Peruvian child and adolescent has equal opportunities to fully exercise their rights.
Our priorities for 2022-2026
Our country programme promotes the rights of adolescents and children, and the creation of equal opportunities for each of them – regardless of gender, ethnicity, place of residence, living conditions or other status – to reach their full potential.
- Every girl, boy and adolescent survives and thrives
- Every girl, boy and adolescent learns
- Every girl, boy and adolescent is protected
- Poverty and social protection
- Participation of citizens and the private sector
Where we work?
Our mission is that all children and adolescents, in all parts of Peru, have the opportunity to exercise their rights. Considering the inequalities that particularly affect rural populations in Andean and Amazonian regions, as well as people living in peri-urban areas, we have prioritized our presence in two Amazonian regions: Loreto and Ucayali; one Andean region: Huancavelica; and a district of Lima: Carabayllo
Disaster risk management
During emergencies and disasters, children and adolescents are vulnerable to: injuries and illnesses related to malnutrition, poor water quality and sanitation, psychological trauma and its debilitating effects. Displacement and separation from parents, as well as the economic impact on their families, expose them to an increased risk of abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
UNICEF helps children and adolescents, communities and governments prevent, reduce and manage disaster risks and increase their resilience, including measures to adapt to climate change and promote environmental sustainability. To ensure the rights of children and adolescents in emergencies and disasters, UNICEF takes a comprehensive approach to influence public policies and strengthen the capacity of different actors, implementing specific actions related to: health, nutrition, education, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene.