This 2 minute Al Jazeera report shows some of the impacts of the floods, including the tragic death of an 11 year-old boy swept downstream on Wednesday when he and his father went back to their village to check on their cattle against the orders of local authorities. It also has some footage from President […]
These were sent to us by José María ¨Chema¨Argueta, who works with the Mangrove Association and EcoViva to coordinate our Community Empowerment Tours program. He is part of the emergency response team, assessing damages from the floods.
On Thursday, October 21, President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador visited with local responders, municipal government officials and community organizations in the Lower Lempa region of coastal El Salvador. This was the first visit to the field made by the President since the heavy rains of Tropical Depression 12E had begun to dissipate, and historic […]
Original blog post from Voices on the Border, October 20, 2011: As floodwaters continue to recede, communities throughout El Salvador are starting to consider the short and long-term impact of the 1400 milimeters (55 inches) of rain that has fallen in the past week. One of the most immediate issues is public health. According to Eduardo […]