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El Salvador
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

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects up to 2.5 million individuals in Guatemala are expected to face Crisis—IPC 3—levels of acute food insecurity while nearly 1 million people in Honduras and 500,000 individuals in El Salvador are anticipated to experience Stressed—IPC 2— levels of acute food insecurity through October 2022.

Since April 2021, USAID has reached nearly 1.9 million people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with life-saving humanitarian assistance in response to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, recurrent drought, and damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

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: May 03, 2022

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