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This site contains archived information on the first earthquake (January 13, 2001).
Visit the website of
PAHO/WHO's office in El Salvador for information on
the February quake (Spanish only)

Situation Reports

Second Earthquake in El Salvador: Updated PAHO/WHO Request for Humanitarian Assistance

Consolidated Request for Humanitarian Assistance through PAHO/WHO

More in Spanish: In the interest of posting current information as quickly as possible, some of PAHO/WHO's situation reports from El Salvador are available only in Spanish.


Organization for the Response

Additional Information Resources

Press Releases

Images from the disaster
El Salvador: Basic Country Health Profile (summary)

Editorials of "Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Américas"

Article: Stop Propagating Disaster Myths


PAHO Disaster Management Tools

PAHO's Technical Guidelines for Disaster Situations
Humanitarian Assistance: Guide for Effective Aid
Media Relations in Emergencies
Natural Disasters: Protecting the Public's Health
Virtual Disaster Library


Regional Disaster Information Center


Center for the Coordination of Disaster Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC)

Disaster Relief

El Diario de Hoy

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance


UNDP/OCHA information

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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