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Emergency response to tropical storms during the COVID-19 pandemic


During the year 2020, El Salvador was impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of tropical storms that surged during the second semester of that same year. In response to this situation, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of the U.S Aid for Interational Development (USAID), as part of the Integrated Response on Migration in Central America (IRM), contributed to the coverage of basic universal needs of people affected by the pandemic and by tropical storms, everything in close coordination with State Institutions and organizations of the civil society. 

Main Actions
  • Activation of the emergency response team 
  • Activation of the Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Management of the response to the emergency 
  • 7,166 returned migrants and people displaced internally because of the disasters 
El Salvador