Red Cross brings aid to those affected by rains in El Salvador

The Salvadoran Red Cross brought mats and psychosocial support to those affected by the rains in Mejicanos, a community located near the capital.

By Yaneth Estrada

After the intense rains that hit the national territory, the Red Cross after conducting the census on Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (EDAN) brought help to families of the Villa de Guadalupe community, in Mexicans.

This was after five families were evacuated by Civil Protection to the communal house of the place, located at the end of Montreal street of the aforementioned municipality.

“The help that as the Salvadoran Red Cross we are providing consists of, mats and psychosocial support is being managed”, Alex Valle told, Head of the Department of Risk and Disaster Management.

According to those affected, the houses were damaged after the retaining wall collapsed due to the heavy rains.

After the material loss of your homes and belongings, the institution brought psychosocial support to those affected.

“What we are going to do is an intervention of psychological first aid care in a crisis situation in this case to people affected by the rains”, Fabiola Alas said, Coordinator of the CRS Psychosocial Care Unit.

Those affected appreciated the support received after losing their belongings “The Red Cross has been present to help affected families with a mat, frasadas and psychosocial support”, highlighted Reina Torres, inhabitant of the affected community.

These actions carried out by the Salvadoran Red Cross, as auxiliary to the public powers, in humanitarian aspects, are carried out in conjunction with the Municipal Civil Protection Commission.

further, The CRS yesterday posted a lifeguard with a TREPI specialty (Flood Rescue Techniques) to different areas, considered high risk to monitor and assess whether it is necessary to evacuate more families.