Father Fernando Apfata Chaco, from the Diocese of Lurin, walks through the flooded community of Guayabo, in Pachacamac, Peru, near the house of the religious sisters Servidoras de la Presencia de Dios.

Maryknoll Fathers Kyungsu Son and Thomas Burns are assisting the Diocese of Lurin, in Lima, Peru—where Maryknoll has ministries— in coordinating relief efforts.

The diocese is mobilizing parishioners and other volunteers to collect and distribute items to the victims of the floods and landslides in the Lurin Diocese and other cities in Peru.

The humanitarian aid is set to benefit around 2,500 people in the area, focusing on those who live in extreme poverty and families with children under 5 years old. HELP Today!


“Many of the people are suffering because of the landslides caused by flooding and many others from the lack of drinking water,” said Maryknoll Father Kyungsu Son.

Your generous gift will help deliver the

most vital and needed supplies such as:


Bottled water

Canned food




In addition, help is needed to rebuild the area

and remove the mud and debris from fields,

homes and highways.

With your prayers and support, you can Help us reach the people effected by the floods.

People cross a street flooded by the Piura River March 27 in Peru. Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march April 29 in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of climate change. (CNS photo/Edwin Zapata Alvarado, EPA) See CLIMATE-MARCH-PRAYER April 5, 2017.

More than half a million families have been severely

affected and hundreds of thousands have been left

without a home by the rains and landslides caused by a

coastal El Niño, a series of climatic changes affecting

the equatorial Pacific region.

JOIN US and your gift to Maryknoll will ensure that all those we serve who are

most in need—in Peru and throughout the world—are cared for with the

respect they deserve, and receive the compassion of Jesus Christ.

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