Peru Government Lauds Caritas

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CALLAO, Peru, FEB. 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Peru’s Congress has manifested its confidence in the work being carried out by Caritas-Peru in distributing humanitarian aid in the south of the country.

Luis Alva Castro, Congress leader, said Tuesday that “Caritas-Peru is an institution that is trustworthy and a guarantee for all of us that the aid will be distributed in an effective and organized way.”

Caritas-Peru has been active in aiding the victims of rains, landslides and floods in the Central and Southern Highlands of Peru.

Alva Castro lauded the organization’s efforts in an address covered by the national and local press during a ceremony held in the city of Juliaca. 

Caritas has sent some 15 tons of humanitarian aid, including non-perishable foods, blankets and warm clothes, to the diocesan Caritas center of Puno, to be distributed to the victims in the most affected areas.

Caritas-Peru has also responded to the humanitarian needs in Cuzco. The aid agency sent 13 tons of aid, including non-perishable foods, water, medicine and tents, to that diocesan Caritas office.

The rain fall in Peru is record breaking this year and has caused several deaths.

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