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USAID is responding to rising humanitarian needs in the Northern Triangle, including working with Catholic Relief Services to help families recovering from devastating storms in El Salvador.
Raquel Valencia, Catholic Relief Services.

Key Developments

Heavy rainfall during the month of September has caused flooding and landslides throughout northern Central America, adversely affecting millions of people, according to the UN.

Up to 3.6 million people across El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are projected to face Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity between September 2022 and March 2023, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

Background

El Salvador is prone to a variety of natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. When disaster strikes, USAID typically works with non-governmental organizations to meet humanitarian needs and complement government relief efforts. In addition to direct disaster assistance, USAID supports disaster risk reduction activities and capacity-building initiatives in El Salvador and the larger Latin America and Caribbean region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: November 29, 2022

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