El Salvador: Earthquake - Feb 2001
When Major Mike Olsen visited El Salvador this year to help coordinate a relief response to the huge earthquakes there, he was returning to a country where 14 years ago he took part in a response to disaster which led to The Salvation Army putting down roots in the Central American country. Today the Army is growing there and the presence of local Salvationists is making a huge difference in many people's lives. Here, he tells All the World what he saw:
A POWERFUL new earthquake in El Salvador, leaving a further 257 people dead, 2,500 injured and 3,500 homes destroyed, has placed a further strain on Salvation Army personnel and resources already stretched by the ongoing relief operations. Without lessening the work in the four regional refugee camps, staff have set out to assess the needs and bring help to the newly damaged areas.