Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

El Salvador is suffering a 'hidden tragedy' due to gang-related violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, urging national authorities to intensify efforts to help and protect people affected by gangs.

Ban voices concern at impact of floods in meeting with El Salvador’s First Lady

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep concern at the number of lives affected and damage caused by the recent floods in El Salvador as he met with the country’s First Lady.

UN, partners launch $13 million appeal for flood victims in El Salvador

The United Nations and its partners launched a $13 million Flash Appeal for El Salvador today to provide immediate aid for six months to 75,000 victims of Hurricane Ida, covering food, shelter, water and sanitation, education, agriculture and early recovery.

El Salvador: small farmers receive boost from UN rural development arm

The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is providing funding to a $22.2 million project to allow more than 70,000 rural poor in eastern El Salvador to transition their small-scale farms into businesses.

El Salvador a model for others, Ban Ki-moon says on 15th anniversary of peace accords

Hailing the fifteenth anniversary of peace accords that brought an end to more than a decade of civil war in El Salvador, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the country as a model for others emerging from conflict.

UN urges aid for El Salvador following floods and volcanic eruptions

Stepping up its efforts to help El Salvador confront the twin emergencies of disastrous flooding and volcanic eruptions, the United Nations is asking donors to contribute nearly $8 million to ensure the immediate survival of more than 50,000 displaced people now in shelters throughout the Central American country.

El Salvador a 'transformed country' facing future challenges, Annan says

El Salvador is a "transformed country" that has taken considerable steps on the road to democratization, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

UN welcomes El Salvador's adoption of new legislation on status of refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed El Salvador's approval of new legislation governing the rights of those forced to flee across borders.

UN relief operation in El Salvador short of resources

A relief operation to feed earthquake victims in El Salvador is in serious danger of falling short of resources, the lead United Nations food agency announced today.