USAID Emergency Assistance to El Salvador for Tropical Storm Julia
The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to provide immediate assistance to people in shelters and communities following the damage and destruction caused by Tropical Storm Julia.
Through the International Organization for Migration (IOM), USAID donated 500 hygiene kits and 3,400 items of clothing and personal care products to be distributed to families and children in shelters. The donation was delivered to the Hogar San Vicente de Paul collection center by USAID El Salvador Director, Christopher M. Cushing, and IOM’s Subregional Coordinator for the Comprehensive Migration Response Project in Central America, Argentina Santacruz, and was received by Linda Amaya de Morán, Executive Director of the National Council for Children and Adolescents (CONNA).
In coordination with the General Directorate of Civil Protection, municipalities, schools and churches, USAID also adapted ongoing humanitarian assistance programs to distribute food and hygiene kits to 2,620 families in 40 shelters located in the departments of San Salvador, La Unión, Morazán and San Vicente, as well as for families residing in the communities most affected by the storm in the municipalities of Usulután, Conchagua, San Agustín and San Miguel. This support will be provided through World Vision.
Since 2020, USAID has provided $48 million in humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness to El Salvador that includes response to Tropical Storms Amanda, Cristobal, Eta, Iota and Julia.