2012-05-31

Peruvian and U.S. Military Personnel Will Collaborate on Humanitarian-Aid Project

A desolate Peruvian woman wanders around the rubble of destruction caused by a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake on August 15, 2007, in Ica, south of Lima. (Photo: AFP/APN-Carlos Lezama)

A desolate Peruvian woman wanders around the rubble of destruction caused by a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake on August 15, 2007, in Ica, south of Lima. (Photo: AFP/APN-Carlos Lezama)

Peruvian Defense Ministry

From June 4 to August 31, the Peruvian and U.S. Armed Forces will carry out a series of joint humanitarian actions in the Peruvian regions of Ica and Huancavelica, the populations of which were affected by an August 15, 2007 earthquake.

These activities, which consist of medical care and engineering projects, will be conducted as part of the “New Horizons 2012” program, sponsored by the U.S. Government.

In the health area, U.S. Military personnel, working jointly with the Peruvian Armed Forces and Peruvian medical personnel, will conduct 12 medical campaigns in different specialties, which will benefit more than 30,000 inhabitants of Ica and Huancavelica. In addition, they will perform ear, eye, and gynecological surgeries in the provinces of Pisco and Chincha, in the Ica region.

In the engineering area, U.S. Military personnel will build a multi-purpose structure in the district of Tambo de Mora, in the province of Chincha, and will expand the health clinic in the district of Independencia, in the province of Pisco. Meanwhile, the “Perú” Engineering Company of the Peruvian Armed Forces will build an auditorium at the San Juan Bautista educational center in the province of Huaytará.

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