Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section D. Specific needs of displaced women, children and elderly persons
Peru’s Regulations to the Law on Internal Displacement (2005) states:
Internally displaced persons who return to their places of habitual residence or who have resettled in another part of the country have a right to:
p) Special attention to the health needs of women, with particular attention to victims of sexual assault.
The Regulations also states:
The following groups of internally displaced persons shall receive special protection and attention due to their vulnerable situation which exposes them to a greater risk of suffering violations of human rights, physical attacks and other similar acts:
1. Girls, boys and adolescents, especially orphans or children who were abandoned, whose parents are missing and/or whose parents are incarcerated;
2. Persons with disabilities;
3. Elderly persons.
In 1996, during a debate in the UN Commission on Human Rights, Peru reported that in response to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s concern about the displacement of almost 400,000 children, “the Government had established food aid programmes for displaced children, in particular orphans”.