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04 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 anticipated to recover from last year’s drought-reduced level

  • Cereal imports forecast to decline in 2016/17 marketing year (September/August)

  • Maize and rice prices continued to decline in November, while bean prices increased seasonally

Cereal production in 2016 anticipated to recover from last year’s drought-reduced level

02 Dec 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students attending programs through the Don Bosco Industrial Polygon Foundation (EDYTRA) in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” Don Bosco Industrial Polygon provides several different programs that help at-risk children and older youth.

01 Dec 2016 description

Maize, beans, and rice are the main source of calories and protein in the diet in El Salvador. In times of acute stress, sorghum may also be consumed. Maize, beans, and sorghum are produced by smallholders and larger farmers in the country, but rice is almost entirely imported. Central Market at Gerardo Barrios in San Salvador, the capital city, serves both as the principal market in the country and as a regional market which can influence prices in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Santa Ana and Ahuachapan are important markets in the West with strong trade connections to Guatemala.

30 Nov 2016 description

Resumen

  • Por quinto año consecutivo, se registraron lluvias irregulares en el territorio nacional. La lluvia anual de 2016 alcanzó los 1510 mm, muy por debajo del promedio de 1867 mm. Aunque no se registraron sequías meteorológicas fuertes, 2016 se ubica entre los tres años más deficitarios de los registros, y que podría convertirse, incluso, en el año más seco históricamente registrado.

22 Nov 2016 description

"La primera fase del proyecto tiene una duración de 1 año, y se ejecuta en 2 municipios de los departamentos de Usulután y Morazán".

15 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • JP Morgan & Chase made a contribution of USD 400,000 for the project Nutrimos El Salvador.
    The project is designed to benefit infants on their first 1,000 days.

  • A delegation from Seoul of the International Cooperation Agency of Korea (KOIKA) visited as a follow-up mission to establish a partnership with both WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador. KOIKA will provide a contribution of USD 8 million to fund a climate-change adaptation and resilience project in the departments of San Miguel and Morazan.

13 Nov 2016 description
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El Programa Centroamérica favoreció diversas acciones en los cuatro países con el objetivo de aumentar la resiliencia al cambio climático, con un enfoque basado en derechos, facilitando la implementación de acciones innovadoras en gestión de riesgo a desastres e incidencia humanitaria, acciones ejecutadas con nuestras socias.

01 Nov 2016 description

Maize, beans, and rice are the main source of calories and protein in the diet in El Salvador. In times of acute stress, sorghum may also be consumed. Maize, beans, and sorghum are produced by smallholders and larger farmers in the country, but rice is almost entirely imported. Central Market at Gerardo Barrios in San Salvador, the capital city, serves both as the principal market in the country and as a regional market which can influence prices in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Santa Ana and Ahuachapan are important markets in the West with strong trade connections to Guatemala.

27 Oct 2016 description
report Guardian

By by Nina Lakhani in Tapachula, Mexico

The numbers are staggering, and governments are doing little to protect people from warring gangs and corrupt security forces. Yet entire families who are now seeking asylum are being sent back and told to simply live elsewhere

Read the full report on the Guardian.

25 Oct 2016 description
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Viernes 24 de octubre. Cruz Roja Salvadoreña en conjunto con la Seccional de Cruz Roja Santa Rosa de Lima, La Unión, brindaron ayuda a familias de LA localidad que perdieron sus pertenencias a causa de inundaciones provocadas por las torrenciales lluvias y desbordamientos de ríos ocurridos el pasado martes 18 de octubre.

25 Oct 2016 description
  • Continued precipitation has affected the country, especially the eastern areas, over the past few days causing floods and landslides.

  • According to official reports, as of 23 October two people have died, one in Jiquilisco municipality (Usulutan department) and the other one in Yucuaiquín municipality (La Union department). 56 families have been evacuated in San Miguel department and at least 163 houses have been damaged in the eastern provinces of the country.

  • Over the next 24 h no more heavy rain is forecast to affect the country.

23 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 22 de Octubre 2016

Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

El trágico suceso ocurrió en el municipio de Jiquilisco.

ORIENTE. María Hernández se convirtió en la segunda persona muerta por las lluvias que azotaron el país y que afectaron en mayor medida la zona oriental.

La tarde del jueves, la mujer, según la Policía, fue arrastrada por un río en el cantón El Coyolito del municipio de Jiquilisco.

Su cuerpo fue encontrado la mañana de ayer en las cercanías de la hacienda Normandía, siempre en el municipio de Jiquilisco.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

20 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • So far in 2016, WFP El Salvador has assisted 163,000 people affected by two consecutive years of drought. Of these, 43,000 people were identified as highly vulnerable and received supplementary nutritious food, in order to prevent malnutrition. Two thirds of assisted vulnerable people are children aged 6 to 59 months, while one third are pregnant or breastfeeding women and elderly people.

14 Oct 2016 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As violence has worsened and poverty and inequality remain prevalent, the Central American governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, also known as the Northern Triangle, are doubly failing to protect their citizens: socioeconomic conditions remain poor and an increasingly violent environment permeates every corner of their countries, which causes people to flee in record numbers, but governments are failing to provide protection to those who are deported back to the same dangerous climates from which they ran.

08 Oct 2016 description

San Salvador, 7 de octubre de 2016. La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), junto a la Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) y la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) y con el apoyo financiero de la Oficina Internacional de Asuntos Antinarcóticos y Procuración de Justicia (INL por sus siglas en inglés), lanzaron este día la Campaña Nacional para la Prevención del Ciberdelito, “No confíes en Emojis”.

08 Oct 2016 description

La Secretaría de la Presidencia para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y la Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención Mitigación de Desastres recibieron este día por parte del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) y del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el “Conjunto de Herramientas para la Preparación ante situaciones de Emergencia a nivel Comunitario y Nacional”; con la que se busca contribuir en el fortalecimiento de las capacidades de la población.

06 Oct 2016 description
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05 de octubre de 2016. Con el objetivo de socializar las próximas actividades ante las autoridades locales y líderes comunitarios de los municipios a intervenir, Cruz Roja Salvadoreña realizó el lanzamiento oficial de la tercera fase del proyecto “Fortalecimiento de la resiliencia de las comunidades afectadas por el volcán Chaparrastique”.