El Salvador: Earthquake - Feb 2001
On the Occasion of today's Ibero-America Conference with Central American Heads of State in Bonn
On the fringes of today's Ibero-America Conference, for which five heads of state from Central America have travelled to Bonn, member of KfW's Board of Managing Directors Wolfgang Kroh and the Salvadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Eugenia Brizoela de Avila have signed two agreements for new projects under German Financial Cooperation with El Salvador for a total amount of EUR 10.3 million.The first project involves a financial contribution in the amount of EUR 6 million …
One year ago, on 13th February 2001, El Salvador was shaken by a strong earthquake with an intensitiy of 6.6 on the Richter scale. It wars the second earthquake within four weeks. Both earthquakes claimed over 1000 lives and left more than 8000 people wounded in El Salvador. Around 1.5 million people, one-fifth of the entire population, lost their homes. Particularly in the poor rural regions of El Salvador, people lost everything to the earthquakes.