Tagged: El Salvador

Deysi Román at her stall in the municipal market. Photo: Wilton Castillo/Oxfam

More than 5,000 producers from San José Villanueva, La Libertad, are improving their livelihoods by participating in a project for empowerment and access to markets, land, and seeds.

More than 1,000 women marched for their rights on World Food Day in El Salvador.

Healthy food and a sustainable way to produce it were among the goals of the more than one thousand women who marched on World Food Day 2012 in San Salvador.

Press Release

Intense rainfall has battered Central America for more than a week, wreaking havoc across the region. Oxfam is proving emergency assistance in El Salvador to help combat the dangerous floods and mudslides resulting from the rain.

Emergency Article
Pre-positioned aid allowed Oxfam and our local partners to deliver emergency materials quickly to those in need, despite damage to roads and bridges. Credit: CORDES

The scenes from the floods and landslides that struck El Salvador last weekend reflect a storm of almost unbelievable intensity.

Press Release
People walk in a street damaged by heavy rains in Verapaz, about 71 km (44 miles) east to San Salvador November 8, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/ Juan Carlos, Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Torrential rains and a slow-moving Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding in several regions of El Salvador over the weekend, resulting in more than 140 confirmed deaths, 60 people missing, and more than 12,900 people in shelters

Jeidi Garcia Rivera  gets drinking water from a tap next to a school in El Recuerdo, El Salvador. The water comes from a well provided by Oxfam America and its local partner, PROVIDA. Credit: Luis Galdámez/Oxfam America

Capped wells lined with a volcanic-rock filter provide families in Salvadoran communities with clean drinking water.

Campaign article
The Sensunapan River near Acajutla. Photo: Luis Galdámez/Oxfam

We're working with a consortium of local aid groups to petition the Salvadoran government to fund the construction of a levee system that would protect communities along the banks of the Sensunapan River.

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