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Emergency Response Underway to Help Central America Flood Victims

  • November 7, 2011

Millions in Aid to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Amid rising concerns about outbreaks of water borne diseases and food shortages triggered by crisis-level flooding in Central AmericaAmeriCares is responding with medical aid and nutritional supplements to help survivors in Nicaragua,El SalvadorGuatemala and Honduras.The flooding, caused by heavy rains of a severe tropical depression, has affected 1.2 million people throughout the region, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and in dire need of medical care.Join AmeriCares in helping disaster victims in Central America and worldwide. »Lifesaving Emergency Aid
AmeriCares is mounting a robust response to meet the needs of survivors, working with partners and through our clinic in El Salvador:

  • $6.5 million in urgently needed medicines, supplies and relief items was delivered in early November to partners in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras to help health providers  treat sick and injured survivors in shelters, clinics and hospitals.
  • Funds to purchase food to feed 800 families: Two $10,000 grants have been awarded to a long time partners in El Salvador for food staples to families living in shelters.
  • $106,000 in relief items: distributed by the AmeriCares Family Clinic in Santiago de Maria, El Salvador to shelters and hospitals in need. Items include blankets, hygiene items, flashlights, nutritional supplements, cough and cold medications. 
  • Medicines and food items to help 1,000 people in the eastern region of El Salvador, purchased and distributed by the AmeriCares Family Clinic.

Ongoing Assistance to Re-Stock SuppliesA series of AmeriCares ongoing sea shipments to the region will play an important role in supplementing stocks of crucial medicines and relief items to help partners continue to respond to this emergency:

  • $3 million in medicines and supplies currently en route to El Salvador includes many items that are critically needed in emergency response.
  • $6.4 million in medicines and supplies that arrived in Honduras will be re-positioned to address emergency needs.
  • $10.2 million in medicines and supplies have been assembled in two separate shipments and will soon be en route to Honduras to extend emergency relief efforts.
  • $3.4 million in hygiene supplies and medicines including dermatological items due to arrive in Guatemala contains items ideal for responding to water-related emergencies.
  • $2.2 million in flood-related medicines and supplies is being prepared to ship to Nicaragua.

AmeriCares has a long history of aid to Central America, both in emergency response and ongoing shipments of medicines and medical supplies to the impoverished region, benefiting a large population of children and adults in need. Donate Now