El Salvador

El Salvador: Drought Emergency Appeal no. MDRSV010

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This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 2,257,946 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Salvadorean Red Cross Society (SRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 9,020 people (1,804 families) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: early warning and emergency response preparedness; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and livelihoods and institutional strengthening. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

2015-2016: The presence of the current El Niño phenomenon increases the effects of the drought, affecting some 500,000 people in El Salvador’s Dry Corridor.

August 2015-January 2016: The Salvadorean Red Cross Society requests DREF to launch an operation for CHF 290,386 is launched to reach 5,000 people with food and water distributions and hygiene promotion activities in the department of San Miguel.

February 2016: The IFRC issues emergency appeal for 2,257,946 Swiss francs for 9,020 people with long-term solutions in food security, water and sanitation and health