• On August 14, 2016, a magnitude 5,3 earthquake struck 11 districts of the Chivay province in the Arequipa Region with the following intensity per district:
DEPTH: 8 Km
MAGNITUDE: 5.3 ML
VI : Maca, Yanque, Achoma, Ichupampa;
V-VI: Coporaque, Chivay, Madrigal, Pinchollo, Cabanaconde;
IV : Huambo;
III : Yura
• Peru declared a 60-day state of emergency on August 16 and 25 in order to implement response and recovery actions in the affected zones. Different ministries, the regional government and local governments organized the response and service recovery by applying the country standards and the recommendations provided by the National Humanitarian Network Mission.
UNICEF response with partners
UNICEF was part of the National Humanitarian Network mission that conducted a rapid assessment of the situation from August 18 to 22, 2016. Preliminary results of this assessment were presented at the end of the mission to the National Head of INDECI and the Regional Government of Arequipa. This report included issues related to the effects of this situation on Education, Protection, Health, Food and Nutrition, Shelters, Water, Sanitation and Early Recovery, taking into account its direct impact on children.
UNICEF intervention was focused on supporting coordination and providing technical assistance in terms of Education and Protection. The following results were obtained:
• Development of the Ministry of Education Plan to Respond and Reinstate education services in all affected areas: school classes were suspended on August 15 and were fully resumed on August 23, with adequate spaces and services available.
• Thematic Round Tables on Education were formed in the Caylloma district and the Arequipa Region.
• The capacities of the technical teams from the Ministry of Education and the Caylloma UGEL were strengthened in terms of the reinstatement of the education services in emergency situations.
• The Ministry of Education has installed 16 prefabricated classrooms to meet 100 % of the needs identified, 117 play kits were delivered to teachers from 56 schools to be used to resume classes. School supplies kits were provided to 100% of children affected by the earthquake.
• The Coordination Workgroup on socio-emotional recovery of children and adolescents was established with the participation of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, INDECI, the Municipalities concerned and Non-Governmental Organizations.
• UNICEF supported the organization of a workshop to share the intervention models of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations and INDECI, with the participation of representatives from schools and the local governments.
• The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations installed 2 modules of the “Juguemos SonRie” (Let’s Play and Smile) Programme as safe spaces, for socio-emotional support and recovery for children.
• The Ministry of Education delivered 117 socio-emotional recovery kits to 56 schools and conducted interventions with 2,624 children, boys and girls. It also provided capacity building to 573 teachers from the 11 districts affected.
• The Ministry of Education and the regional government mobilized emergency response technical teams from the national and regional levels to support the response and recovery activities.