[To note: this News item and the report it refers to is dated well before any indication existed of the 2020-21 Covid-19 pandemic].
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In 2018 OXFAM reported on increasing poverty and inequality in Peru. In spite of reports of recent ‘growth’ in Peru, both poverty rates and levels of inequality also increased over the past few years (2016-18) according to this report. These increases represent a reversal of any trend towards improved social conditions that may have been registered over the previous 15 years.
Peru Support Group’s summary of the OXFAM report in English:
While most extreme poverty is in the rural areas, this does have a direct effect on our work as it can increase internal migration to the shanty town areas, as does ‘development’ in central Lima, which can drive people from their homes there out to the periphery of the city.