– March 26, 2013 - IOM Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable
Populations this week signed a cooperation agreement that will allow for
increased cooperation in projects aimed at protecting the human rights of vulnerable
populations, including migrants, displaced persons, victims of human
trafficking and armed conflict, and to respond to emergencies.
“We are raising our voices against corruption and organized crime, to let them
know that we are creating strategic alliances to better combat the trafficking
of boys, girls, adolescents and women, as well as other vulnerable
populations,” said Doctor Ana María Jara, Peru’s’ Minister of Women and
IOM Peru is currently implementing an important pilot initiative called
Caravana de la Vida or Life Caravan, a mobile health clinic in the remote
Amazonian province of Madre
de Dios, which provides much-needed health care
to vulnerable populations living in remote towns and villages.
The Madre de Dios region is experiencing a dramatic
increase in internal migration. An estimated 30,000 people have migrated
to the area to take part in illegal gold mining activities. Many of them are
living in spontaneous camp sites and small mining settlements that lack basic
hygiene and health services.