Our economic inclusion programs ensure that refugees have economic opportunities to earn sustainable income and start their lives anew.Promote Economic Inclusion
Peru hosts almost 1,300,000 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, representing almost 20 percent of the Venezuelans that have left their country since 2018. Despite government efforts, most still have irregular migration status due to restrictive migratory procedures, and as a consequence, limited access to social services, including health and education, and to formal work authorization. The lack of sufficient services has led to an increased risk of trafficking, exploitation, and abuse for Venezuelans, particularly women, adolescents, and children.
people reached directly through services and activities in 2021
HIAS protects and supports refugees to build new lives. HIAS’ response in Peru helps refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants with permanent and in-person attention in the Metropolitan area of Lima, Callao, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Tumbes as well as periodic attention in Ica and Piura. Our strategy focuses on allowing displaced people to integrate into host communities while living in security and freedom. We provide community and individualized care, identify and assess specific needs, and build an action plan with each person to ensure their protection and economic inclusion in the country.
We work to protect the right of women, girls, and LGBTQ communities to access their full potential and live free from violence by supporting survivors, mitigating risks, and transforming beliefs that perpetuate GBV.End Gender-Based Violence
We provide legal services and support, including free legal representation for asylum seekers so that everyone around the world, including displaced people, can have equal access to their legal rights.Provide Legal Support