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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development


Progress on achieving SDG 6

2020 Voluntary National Review

Peru reported on some progress for meeting SDG 6 targets in 2019. Nationally, the proportion of households that have access to a safe water supply is at 35%, with a smaller proportion in rural areas reaching 2.3% in contrast to urban areas at a proportion of 45.6%.  The country also reported that 82.6% of the population uses services of sanitation, with access in rural areas to 51.1% of the population, and in urban areas to 91.4%. Peru reported to face some challenges regarding access to basic services in Indigenous communities. They reported that 81.5% of the Amazonian indigenous peoples do not have drinking water inside their homes, and 93% do not have a drain inside their home. Additionally, in the city of Chiclayo, more than a thousand families do not have drinking water service and are in a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, which further limits their ability to adopt hygiene measures and are at an increased risk of catching the virus. 

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