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Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Road Ahead: Relief for some, but not for all..

Plan airlifted aid to the community of Joya Grande in San Salvador
"It took 12 helicopter trips to deliver the 120 packages, because of their heaviness. Each package included enough food for a week to 10 days for a family of five and weighed about 40 pounds; a 15-pound hygiene kit with toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers and a bath towel; one mattress and one blanket, and bottled water...Joya Grande lies at the shoreline of an ancient crater lake and its inhabitants used to work as fishermen, farmers or as tourist operators because of the natural beauty of the location. But the huge landslides a week ago almost buried the town and isolated the area completely. The aftermath of this disaster indicates that most of the people will need to move somewhere else, look for another occupation and start their lives from scratch."

HPIC delivers emergency medical relief to El Salvador

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