Emergency response in El Salvador
WFP Representative Dorte Ellehammer and other WFP staff distribute HEBs among people affected by Hurricane Ida in a shelter in the department of San Vicente. WFP plans to distribute HEBs to more than 7,000 people in San Vicente.
Two women carry away boxes with HEBs for distribution inside the shelter. WFP and other UN agencies, as well as NGO partners, are currently assessing the food situation of the affected communities in El Salvador.
: Two children eat their ration of HEBs while other line up to get their own from the hands of WFP staff.
A girl eats her ration of ready-to-eat food. Hurricane Ida affected 40 municipalities across El Salvador. Approximately 1,835 homes have been severely damaged and more than 209 destroyed. 25 health facilities and up to 80 schools have also been damaged or destroyed.