Torrential rains have killed at least 80 people in Central America including 32 people in El Salvador and 28 in Guatemala. The majority have died due to severe mudslides.
This weekend, the rainfall was so strong around the city of Acre in El Salvador that rescue operations had to be postponed.
Yesterday, El Salvador’s President, Mauricio Funes, said “the country was really being put to the test”. He confirmed that 20,000 people have had to be evacuated and has called for international humanitarian aid. The United Nations affirm that around 100,000 people have been affected by the natural disaster.
Central America is one of the regions that suffers most from global warming and climate change.