National and municipal government representatives along with community leaders receive the delegation of the UN Executive Board, in the community of Monte Sagrado, Ahuachapan Department.
Copyright: WFP/Luis Penutt

 

El Salvador: Executive boards visit community affected by the coffee rust.

Executive Board representatives from six UN agencies (UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA, UN Women, UNICEF and WFP) visited the community of Monte Sagrado, in the municipality of Apaneca.  Recently, the community has experienced a rapid growth in unemployment due to coffee rust, which has affected the food security of nearly 13,000 families.

Overview

El Salvador is a middle-income country with 6.21 million inhabitants (52.3% women, 47.7% men) located in the Pacific coast of Central America. El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country of this region, with an average of 295 habitants per square kilometer.

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