Honduras: $ 27 Million for Disaster Prevention

The Spanish government approved the grant for $ 27.4 million.

Friday, October 22, 2010

These funds will be used to enhance capabilities to face natural disasters.

The donation will be used to finance the modernization of equipment for environmental monitoring and civil protection.

"The goal is to strengthen the country´s capacities to cope with natural disasters and environmental accidents," La Tribuna de Honduras published on its website.

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$ 14 Million for Disaster Prevention

October 2010

The EU will fund 22 projects for disaster preparedness in CA.

Among other aspects, the programs allow work on emergency infrastructure support, development of risk maps and early warning systems.

The head of the Disaster Preparedness Programme of the European Union in Central America (Dipecho), France's Virginie André, told EFE that "The Dipecho operations will be conducted in six Central American countries, where 19 national projects and 3 regional projects will be financed... There are six (projects) in Nicaragua, five in El Salvador, four in Honduras, four in Guatemala and three at regional level."

Panama: $100 million for Natural Disaster Management

October 2011

An IDB loan will support a new framework for reducing vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change.

A press release of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reads:

Panama will strengthen its risk management with the help of a U.S. $ 100 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan.

El Salvador: $ 50 Million for Natural Disaster Management

February 2011

World Bank approved a $ 50 million credit for a Natural Disasters Risk Management Program.

According to a news release from the Bank, the funds will be used to finance the government budget to enable the implementation of policies and institutional reforms. The ultimate goal is to create a framework for managing natural disasters, leading to concrete actions to reduce risks and the country's vulnerability to these events.

World Bank Disburses $50 million to El Salvador

November 2011

The agency has confirmed the release to help the country cope with the emergency caused by the tropical storm last month.

A press release from the World Bank states:

The World Bank confirmed today that it has spent US $50 million to help El Salvador meet the costs of the emergency caused by the tropical storm that hit the country last month, displacing thousands of people from their homes and causing damage totaling $840 million.

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