El Salvador has been affected by two tropical storms. The first one called Amanda from May 28 to 30 and the second one called Cristobal from June 1 to 7.
As part of the humanitarian response, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Sectoral Technical Commission for Shelters of the National System for Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation conducted a first joint multisectoral assessment in 112 temporary collective sites reported in the departments of La Libertad and San Salvador (June 4 -5).
Subsequently, in order to identify families with a higher probability of not being able to return to their homes, a second round of assessment was implemented nationwide (June 17-20) in which 90 active sites were covered where 2,077 people (649 families) were housed.
Four months after tropical storms Amanda and Cristobal, there are still 23 active sites, and the 595 sheltered people are unable to return to their home communities. In response to this, the IOM and the Sectoral Technical Commission for Shelters implemented a third round (September 10 – 15) of evaluation of the collective sites that remain active.