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Relief for thousands caught in Central America floods

Plan staff unload relief aid for distribution to people affected by floods in La Libertad, El Salvador.
Plan staff unload relief aid for distribution to people affected by floods in La Libertad, El Salvador.
October 21, 2011

Plan is providing emergency relief to thousands of children and their families after a week of torrential rain has caused floods, land and mudslides across Central America. The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have all issued 'red alerts' as a result of the storms, which have left 81 dead and affected more than 389,000 people.

El Salvador aid

In El Salvador, Plan is supporting 2,400 families in shelters across the departments of La Libertad, San Salvador South and North, Chalatenango, Cabañas and Cuscatlan.

Hygiene kits are being delivered to every person in 75 shelters and educational kits and activities are being rolled out to ensure children can continue their education through the emergency. Psychological health and art therapy sessions are also being developed for nearly 5,000 people.

Honduras support

In Honduras, Plan is supporting 2,715 families in 37 communities in Choluteca department. Our main focus is distributing hygiene kits and food to people staying in shelters, as well as providing emotional support to children and youths.

Special kits of toys, paint and stationery are also being supplied to children.

Guatemala relief

In Guatemala, Plan is assisting 2,420 children staying in shelters in Jalapa, Salama, Alta and Baja Verapaz and Izabal with protection, psychological support and recreational kits. Medicines and 500 hygiene kits have also been distributed to affected families.

Plan is also currently helping thousands of families caught up in floods across several countries in Asia.

Donate today to our Disaster Relief and Recovery fund to support families affected by crises.

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