El Salvador: Earthquake - Feb 2001
Appeal coverage 92.6%
Outstanding needs CHF 693,378
1. Belize: Hurricane Iris
By Mónica Olivares
WINNIPEG, Man. -- When Albert Heide of Winkler flew to El Salvador this past spring, he went in expecting to help local residents rebuild their homes in the wake of the devastating earthquakes earlier this year. He left two weeks later with a lot more than he had expected.
by Mónica Olivares
This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Iran (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Guatemala, (2) El Salvador, (3) Honduras, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Ecuador, (6) Peru (C) Central Africa Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (D) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea (E) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Russian Federation, (2) Balkans
Resources to finance small projects in low-income communities
1. Central American drought
Más de un millón y medio de personas afectadas en toda la región; unas 750.000 con necesidad de ayuda alimentaria de urgencia; 366.000 personas que han perdido entre el 50 y el 100% de sus cosechas; racionamientos drásticos del agua potable y migraciones internas que han obligado a desplazarse a decenas de miles de trabajadores, son los resultados de los cinco años de circunstancias adversas que han asolado Centroamérica.
The strong earthquakes that hit the country in January and February, damaging transport infrastructure and housing, and hampering the transport and marketing of produce by the farmers, led to severe resource constraints for the cultivation of third season crops in January and February.
This report includes: West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3)Tajikistan Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) East Africa Region : (1) Burundi, (2) Kenya, (2) Uganda West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Honduras, (2) El Salvador, (3) Nicaragua , (4) Guatemala, (5) Ecuador, (6) Bolivia
From Federation News #19/01
Following the death of Carmen Amalia González in a tragic road accident in San Salvador on August 17, the International Federation sent its condolences to her family and to the Spanish Red Cross. Originally from Madrid, 35 year old Carmen, had been working in El Salvador for three years and had joined the Spanish Red Cross earthquake operation as a finance delegate following the devastating earthquake on 13 January. She leaves behind a husband and a 5-year-old daughter.
This report includes: (A) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Honduras, (2) El Salvador, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Ecuador, (5) Bolivia (C) East Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Tanzania (D) Central Africa Region: Angola (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia
Fact Sheet No. 90
by Karla Morrizio, El Salvador
On 13 January 2001, El Salvador suffered a massive earthquake which killed hundreds and affected an estimated one million people. In Santa Tecla, a suburb of the capital, San Salvador, the side of a mountain collapsed, sending thousands of tonnes of earth cascading through the town. Dozens of houses dissolved like sandcastles on a beach, as a wave of earth crashed down on them.
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) has expanded its response to the January and February earthquakes in El Salvador. In conjunction with the United Nations Development Plan (UNDP), ADRA El Salvador and the Mayor of Sonsonate have signed a memo of understanding (MOU) to build replacement houses and set aside land for a community center.
The objectives of the relief phase of the earthquake operation have been reached following the delivery and installation of temporary housing for 2,500 beneficiary families. The focus of the Salvadorean Red Cross (SRC) and the Federation operation is currently on longer term initiatives in disaster preparedness and strengthening of branch capacity. There is concern over potential water shortages given the lack of rain to date and this situation will be the subject of constant evaluation.
Period covered: 01 June - 22 July 2001