Regional Chair  – Peru Vice-Chair I – Honduras Vice-Chair II – Argentina
Gen. Carlos Yañez  Mr. Max González Amb. Sabina Frederic
Head National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI)


Secretary of State for National Risk and Contingency Management –Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO)

President of White Helmets Commission
Additional contact person Additional contact person Additional contact person

INSARAG Operational Focal Point:

Col. César A. Sierra Sanjinez

Director Response Office – National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI)

Delegated representation:

Mr. Oscar Mencía

Deputy Commissioner Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO)

INSARAG Operational Focal Point:

Mr. Esteban  María Chala

National Director of Civil Protection Operations Undersecretariat for Risk Management and Civil Protection

Secretariat of Federal Security Articulation

Mr. Fernando Calderon

Head a.i.General Office of Cooperation and

International Affairs National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI)

INSARAG Operational Focal Point:

Lester Carias

Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response

Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO)

Mr. Martin Torres

White Helmets Commission

Ms. Lourdes Ardon


Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO) UNDAC Focal Point

Ms. Magdalena Vallarino

White HelmetsCommission

The contact details of focal points from countries and organizations of the Regional Group can be found in the INSARAG Directory. Those countries that do not appear in the Directory have not informed the Secretariat of the designation of their INSARG Focal Points. 


Please contact the INSARAG Secretariat at:

Emergency Response Section (ERS)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Tel: +41 22 917 3484

The INSARAG Secretariat the main contact point for the regional and international organizations such as: CDEMA, CEPREDENAC, IFRC and PAHO and any new countries wishing to join the Regional Group.