March 22, 2017

Flood victims in Peru need your help

LIMA, PERU March 21, 2017: Considered the worst flooding in over 2 decades, victims in Peru urgently need your help as intense rain continues in 24 of the 25 regions, with 12 already in a state of emergency. Highways, bridges and railways are damaged causing delays in support and supplies reaching those in need. Some towns are stranded and others have no method of communication. Water treatment facilities and sewage pipe damages are impacting the water supply and causing a shortage of drinking water. Concerns are increasing over the possibility of a disease outbreak caused by mosquitos.

La Asociacion Peruana de Chefs, Cocineros y Afines (APCCA) www.apccaperu.com, member of World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) and Worldchefs Without Boarders (WCWB) are appealing to CHEFS and all humanitarians around the world to generously donate and assist the flooding victims in Peru. WCWB is collaborating with APCCA for relief efforts to provide the victims with non- perishable food, bottled water, coats, clothes for all ages and financial support to establish and operate an emergency relief production plant.

Andres Atapoma, APCCA President stated “APCCA and our partners are supporting the victims in strategic points preparing food with the basic resources that we possess. In Lima alone, there are almost 25,000 people affected by the El Nino phenomenon”. He further stated, “According to the latest report from the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), more than 24,792 people are affected in the Lima province alone, and nationwide more than 1,000,000 people have been affected and injured by the recent emergencies. In addition, 25,000 homes, 39 schools and 16 hospitals have been damaged or collapsed.”

WE NEED YOUR HELP - PLEASE DONATE – PLEASE SHARE DONATION LINKhttp://bit.ly/2nFwtzJ

All kind donor please kindly mail your transfer slip to our respective WCWB Committee Members - see contact list below. Any enquiry, please contact our WCWB Committee Member.

Donation Account

Account Name: WACS Worldchefs Without Borders

Account Number: 00010339592

IBAN: FR76 3000 4024 8400 0103 3959 223

BIC : BNPAFRPPCRT

BANK DETAILS: BNP PARIBAS (code 02484)

2 Rue Gaston Boyer, 5110 Remis, France

ABOUT World Chefs Without Borders

Worldchefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by The World Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS).

Our mission is to support and mobilize our global chefs network to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters.

Our programs fit into four key focus areas. Through the Emergency Task Force chefs work with local rescue units, mobile kitchens and other local programmes.  In the Relief Program, operated with logistical support of Electrolux and AIESEC, chefs assist victims and aid teams in disaster areas.

The Development Program allows chefs to assist with the establishment of training programs and infrastructure development. Chef Ambassadors coordinates events to grow awareness and / or raise funds for WCWB.

Worldchefs is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving culinary standards of global cuisines.

CONTACT

WILLMENT LEONG, WCWB CHAIRMAN 

Email - willment.leong@gmail.com

KK YAU,  WCWB EMERGENCY TASK FORCE TEAM

Email - kkyau.com @gmail.com

ASIA / OCEANIA

Tony Khoo, tony.khoo@meritushotels.com

Mak Kam Kui, Kam.Kui.Mak@disney.com

EUROPE

Árni Þór Arnórsson, chefarni@gmail.com

Jozef Oseli, jozef.oseli@yahoo.com

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Cornelia Volino, volino@live.ca

Ray MacCue, chefrjm@hotmail.com

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Oliver Soe Thet, angel@myanmar.com.mm

Thomas Gugler, president.thomas@worldchefs.org

World Association of Chef's Societies Head Office : Paris 310 rue de la Tour, 94550 Chevilly-Larue, France Phone : +33 (0) 1 46 87 65 10 

 


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