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Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Aug 28, 2014

28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.

El Salvador: two weeks after the storm

El Salvador: two weeks after the storm

Nov 07, 2011

El Salvador, two weeks after Storm 12E: "There is nobody who has not suffered"

El Salvador: death toll from torrential rains rises

El Salvador: death toll from torrential rains rises

Oct 17, 2011

Disaster “potentially on the scale of Hurricane Mitch”

Central America: Agatha's destruction

Central America: Agatha's destruction

Jun 07, 2010

ACT Alliance emergency workers in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are struggling to get aid to communities cut off by Tropical Storm Agatha

El Salvador: rice for life

El Salvador: rice for life

Mar 08, 2010

Teaching organic rice-growing is helping El Salvadorians replenish their diets.

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About El Salvador
  • Population: 6.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: San Salvador
  • Area: 21,041 sq km (8,124 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: US dollar & Salvadoran colon
  • Main exports: Offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, shrimp, textiles, chemicals, electricity
  • GNI per capita: US $3,480 (World Bank, 2007)