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El Salvador counts cost as crops destroyed by floods. United Nations launches emergency appeal for Central America

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The United Nations has launched an emergency appeal to help an estimated 300,000 people in El Salvador after heavy rains caused widespread flooding across Central America.

The immediate concerns are to provide shelter, food and health care, but tackling the long-term effects will be difficult and costly.
In El Salvador, more than 30 people died, most in landslides, and more than 50,000 had to leave their homes.




Original source: BBC