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Peru facing rural Covid-19 disaster

4 November 2020

A disaster is looming in Peru caused by Covid-19 as thousands return to their rural homes where there are limited resources and facilities, according to research carried out at the University of St Andrews.

When Covid-19 struck Peru in March 2020, thousands of Peruvians chose to leave large cities and return to their community origins in rural locations.

Funded by a ‘Rapid Response’ grant from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC)’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the research published via the Centre for Amerindian and Latin American Studies (CAS) seeks to understand the emerging emergencies from the global pandemic.

You can read a more detailed article on the main University website.