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Emergency response in El Salvador

HEBs distribution in San Vicente

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.

Helping those who help you

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.

Waiting in line

: Two children eat their ration of HEBs while other line up to get their own from the hands of WFP staff.

A good bite

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.

Taking refuge

This girl and her family took refuge in this government shelter in the department of San Vicente, one of the seven departments affected by Hurricane Ida and associated rainfalls.

At the request of the Government of El Salvador, WFP began the distribution of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs), which were dispatched from its Regional Humanitarian Response Centre in El Salvador. WFP has estimated that up to 10,000 people displaced in temporary shelters across affected departments will require emergency food aid assistance over the coming weeks.