The U.S. delivered 23 fumigators as part of the Humanitarian Assistance Program

The U.S. delivered 23 fumigators as part of the Humanitarian Assistance Program

August 22, 2022

The United States government, through the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) of the Southern Command, delivered 23 fumigators to the Mayor’s Offices of Soyapango, Ciudad Delgado, San Antonio Pajonal, and the Department of Cabañas. The donation is valued at $25 thousand and will be used for the prevention of mosquito related diseases in the most vulnerable communities in these areas.

The delivery ceremony was attended by the Chargé d’Affaires, Katherine Dueholm; the Acting Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Smith; the Mayor of Soyapango, Nercy Montano; the Deputy of Nuevas Ideas for Cabañas and President of the Health Committee, Amilcar Ayala; the Councilman of Ciudad Delgado, Pedro Medrano; the Councilwoman of San Antonio Pajonal, Lourdes de Rodríguez and a representative of the Armed Forces of El Salvador.

“Since 2020, the U.S. government through the Southern Command has provided more than $4.5 million to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation is an example of the spirit of U.S. cooperation in this country, putting Salvadorans and the well-being of their communities at the center. We will continue to honor our commitment to promote a more prosperous El Salvador and our mission to further strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said the Chargé d’Affaires during the presentation.

Additionally, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, HAP has donated water purifiers, protective equipment, school kits for students, mechanical ventilators, a training tower for Salvadoran firefighters and a multipurpose school facility in Apopa (the latter two projects developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). It has also conducted several Medical Civic Action Medical Action Program (MEDCAP) events with the Salvadoran military and municipalities in rural areas.