El Salvador

El Salvador: UNCT Situation Report No. 8, 26 Nov 2009

Situation Report
Originally published



- The National Commission of Civil Protection announced the gradual transition to rehabilitation phase in order to attend damages in households, roads, bridges, health facilities, schools, agricultural sector, electric network, and water distribution.

- The National Shelter Commission was deactivated and the Security Commission lead by military forces could be deactivated in the coming days.

- Government reports that 43,280 students could not be enrolled due to damages in 111 schools in San Vicente.

- An earthquake struck off El Salvador's Pacific coast today. With a magnitude of 6, the earthquake was centered 31 miles (51 kilometers) southwest of the Salvadoran town of Sonsonate, and 47 miles (76 kilometers) west of the capital, San Salvador. Civil protection reported no injuries or damages.


Civil Protection authorities initiated the transition from emergency phase to rehabilitation phase in order to rehabilitated infrastructure and basic services to affected population and communities.To date, the number of persons reported dead is 199 and 77 people are still reported missing. 5,705 people remain in 63 collective centers. According to Civil Protection, the majority of people still in collective centers are in the Department of San Salvador (2547 on the 24rd Nov).