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28 Nov 2012 description
report Guardian

Disasters such as hurricanes are a major hazard in El Salvador, and being prepared can be the difference between life and death

Read the full report on the Guardian.

29 Oct 2012 description

SAN SALVADOR–Luego de 20 meses de trabajo, residentes de cinco municipios del departamento de San Vicente, afectados en 2009 por la tormenta tropical Ida, cuentan ahora con mejores sistemas y procesos para reducir su vulnerabilidad ante fenómenos climatológicos adversos y afrontar los riesgos derivados de los mismos.

07 Jun 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos

VERAPAZ, El Salvador, Jun 6, 2012 (IPS) - Amanda Menjívar is moved by the sight of the 16 sewing machines donated to help a group of local women set up a sewing centre to get over the devastating effects of the disaster caused by Hurricane Ida in the Salvadoran town of Verapaz.

"We want to earn an income to help us get over the losses we suffered from those rains," Menjívar, 26, told IPS. She is leading the project, which is just getting off the ground.

16 Nov 2011 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 12 November 2009 to 31 December 2010.

Appeal target: CHF 1,680,178.

Appeal coverage: 92%;

Appeal history:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 182,501 were allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society (SRCS) to respond to the floods.

  • An Emergency Appeal was launched on 16 November 2009 for CHF 1,701,194 – including CHF 173,262 for Shelter Cluster coordination – for 9 months to assist 10,000 people.

28 Feb 2011 description

San Vicente, 28 de febrero de 2011

El Director General de Protección civil, Lic.

02 Feb 2011 description

La Secretaría Ejecutiva del Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Atención y Mitigación de Desastres (SE-SINAPRED), el Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito P=FAblico (MHCP) y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) firmaron un convenio de colaboración para coordinar las acciones de atención a las familias afectadas por emergencias en Nicaragua.

El convenio fue firmado por el Vice Ministro de Hacienda y Crédito P=FAblico, Iván Acosta Montalván; el Secretario Ejecutivo de SINAPRED, Rafael Alfonso Ramírez, y el Representante del PMA, Helmut W.

05 Jan 2011 description

Habitat for Humanity El Salvador dedicated 50 permanent housing solutions to families affected by Tropical Storm Ida in the community of Brisas de Jiboa in San Vincente.

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (January 5) - Fifty families whose homes were devastated by Tropical Storm Ida in November of 2009 spent Christmas in a new, safe and adequate house.

14 Dec 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Americas Zone Office is guided in its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas by the strategic aims of Strategy 2020 to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; enable healthy and safe living; and promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace. Capacity building efforts are in line with enabling action one to build strong National Red Cross Societies.

16 Nov 2010 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: May to October 2010.

Appeal target (current): 1,680,178 Swiss francs (1,567,840 US dollars/1,145,120 euro).

Appeal coverage: 92%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched 17 November 2009 for 1,701,194 Swiss francs - including 173,262 Swiss francs for Shelter Cluster coordination - for 9 months to assist 10,000 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): 182,501 Swiss francs were initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society (SRCS) to respond to the …

08 Sep 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/251, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session.

31 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-cinquième session

Point 70 d) de l'ordre du jour provisoire

Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies, y compris l'assistance économique spéciale : assistance économique spéciale à certains pays et à certaines régions

Résumé

Le présent rapport est soumis à l'Assemblée générale conformément aux demandes qu'elle a formulées dans ses résolutions 64/74 et 64/250.

19 Aug 2010 description

Unas 103,000 personas afectadas por la Tormenta Tropical IDA han sido beneficiadas con la Operación Prolongada de Socorro y Recuperación que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) junto a sus socios gubernamentales, no gubernamentales y donantes internacionales desarrollan desde noviembre de 2009.

12 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda*

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report covers activities from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. Within this period, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated $448.3 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to implement life-saving activities in 52 countries and territories. Funding was provided to 15 humanitarian agencies, many of which carried out their programmes in conjunction with non-governmental partners.

29 Jul 2010 description
report Ayuda en Acción

El pasado 7 y 8 de noviembre de 2009, El Salvador se vio seriamente afectado por los estragos ocasionados por "Ida", después de convertirse de tormenta tropical a huracán.

27 Jun 2010 description

Hurricane Ida left behind a trail of destruction when it slammed into El Salvador last November. In the town of Monte San Juan, women's groups are spearheading the reconstruction effort with the help of a programme that keeps their families fed. The project has helped women like Carmen Perez become community leaders.

MONTE SAN JUAN - Like many small farmers in Monte San Juan, Carmen Perez lost almost everything when Hurricane Ida tore through El Salvador in November.

11 Jun 2010 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: up to 31 May 2010.

Appeal target (current): 1,680,178 Swiss francs (1,567,840 US dollars/1,145,120 euro);

Appeal coverage: currently approximately 92%; <click here to go directly to the updated donor response report, here to view the interim financial statement or here to link to contact details>

Appeal history:

=B7 This Emergency Appeal was …

07 Jun 2010 description
  • Preservar integridad de usuarios e infraestructura, el objetivo.

    - Trece de 19 aeropuertos de la red ASA, preparados.

    Como parte de las acciones que instrumenta la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) para hacer frente a la actual temporada de huracanes, se mantiene una alerta permanente en 13 de los 19 aeropuertos que opera a través de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA).

    La medida se aplica en las terminales aéreas de Ciudad Obregón, Ciudad del Carmen, Colima, Campeche, Chetumal, Ciudad Victoria, Guaymas, Loreto y Matamoros, así como las de Poza …