Last Updated: 07/27/2021
As of July 15, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases has risen to 241 in El Salvador, compared to 41 per day in June. El Salvador has given out over 3 million vaccine doses, enough for nearly 28% of its 6.5 million people up from 17% last month. El Salvador continues to utilize funding from the World Bank in its fight against the pandemic. The pandemic, natural disasters and gang violence have all contributed to a huge increase in hunger in El Salvador, especially in rural areas.
Compassion partner churches are supporting vulnerable families with food and available medicine and developing online tutoring materials so children can continue learning from home. Center workers are visiting families and following up in situations where child protection is needed. They also have been able to distribute nearly 482,000 food packs and over 252,000 hygiene kits and provide medical support to over 80,000 individuals. Compassion El Salvador has shared uplifting messages and public health information for entire communities through local radio stations.