El Salvador: Drought Operation n° MDRSV010 – Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Final Report – El Salvador

Emergency Appeal Final Report n° MDRSV010

Date of issue: 25 May 2017

Disaster date: 2013 to 2016

Operation start date: 3 March 2016

(operation ended 28 February 2017)

Summary of modifications made to the emergency plan of action:

Due to the appeal’s limited coverage, a budget adjustment was made prioritizing the most relevant activities based on the CHF 268,661 in collected funds, which corresponded to 12 per cent of the CHF 2,281,136 needed to implement the drought appeal’s plan of action; the focus was placed on disaster risk reduction, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and food security.

These actions were focused on nine communities in the department of San Miguel, following up on previous actions implemented through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) plan of action, prioritizing communities in the northern San Miguel (535 families) La Isla, San Jacinto, La San Jacinteña, Concepción Corozal and Altomiro and in the El Progreso district (400 families- Las Unidas, El Cuatro, Los Treinta and El Uno) in the southern part of the municipality.

Disaster risks reduction line (A0101) Community civil defense commissions were created under this line. Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) workshops were held, and they were the basis for identifying possible micro- projects to be implemented in the nine communities; the workshops were related to adaptability actions in the face of climate change, good agricultural practices, and composting, among other topics.

Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion line (A0401). Activities were also carried out to create water committees in each of the communities, training them on water and sanitation issues through the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) methodology. In each of the assisted regions, 9 temporary tanks and 170 water collection systems were installed.

Organizational capacity building line (A0801). The DREF and emergency appeal proposal writing workshop was held…

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