As part of the assistance to families that were evacuated and housed, the government of El Salvador through different institutions visits each of the 90 active shelters to provide comprehensive care to children, youth, and adults who are temporarily in these spaces.
Personnel from the Office of the First Lady, the National Council for Children and Adolescents (CONNA), Social Welfare, the Salvadoran Institute for the Comprehensive Development of Children and Adolescents (ISNA), the Ministry of Health (Minsal), and the National Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (CONAIPD), among others, are part of the entities that have responded to the needs of families during and after the emergency.
The health personnel of the Minsal are giving support to children, adolescents, young people and adults in the authorized shelters. In each thirsty place, it provides medical consultation, dental care, medication delivery, and vaccination against influenza, COVID-19, tetanus, and doses of the regular schedule.
“We provide socio-emotional support to families who have been affected by the recent rains. Through games and playful actions, the families of the San Marcos shelter expressed their feelings and emotions, “explained the Minsal.
Similarly, last night, CONNA delivered humanitarian aid to people sheltered in the Shangallo canton of the municipality of Ilopango, and together with ISNA, the status of children and adolescents was evaluated to guarantee their rights and provide them with protection.
“We have mobilized our teams. This day, from the early hours, we continued with the established route and we arrived at different shelters. Today, more than ever, we must work based on the entire population,” said the director of CONNA, Linda Amaya.
For its part, the CONAIPD verifies that in each of the spaces the rights of people with disabilities can be guaranteed. Guidance is provided on the treatment that should be given to this population.
During one of the visits, the director of the institution, Cristina Herrera, took measures for a person with a disability, with the aim of managing the delivery of a wheelchair according to her needs.