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El Salvador

El Salvador is one of the countries with the highest murder rates in the world. In 2014, 61 murders per 100,000 inhabitants per year were registered. The murder rate among 18 to 30-year-old men is twice as high.

As part of our youth promotion and violence prevention programme in Central America, we support our partner organisations in El Salvador in strengthening the rights of young people and implementing measures to prevent violence. Another focus is the fight against sexual violence against women and girls.

 In Central America, we strengthen the resilience of people threatened by natural disasters through training and awareness campaigns, among other things. (Photo: AWO International/ACOPEDIS)
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Inclusive disaster risk management in Central America

In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, people are at constant risk of becoming victims of natural disasters. People with disabilities are particularly at risk. In partnership with ASB and CBM, we are strengthening the resilience of people with disabilities through effective and inclusive disaster risk management.

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 In community meetings, for example, the inhabitants of the host communities are informed about the rights of internally displaced persons (Photo: CRISTOSAL)
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Refuge from violence: integration of displaced families

More than 200 000 people in El Salvador are displaced within the country every year. Many attempt to secure a source of income but most people have had to flee from violence. Our partner organisation CRISTOSAL works with the innocent civilians and supports them with the integration within the host communities.

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