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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.

The picture shows a woman, a girl and a dog taking part in a disaster preparedness course.
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Due to their geographical location, the inhabitants of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua are at constant risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and droughts. In this context, people with disabilities are one of the least visible and most vulnerable social groups in terms of possible evacuation and disaster prevention plans. Together with the German organizations ASB - Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund and CBM - Christoffel Blindenmission, we work to strengthen institutional and community response capacity through effective prevention activities to protect people with disabilities.

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