Flood-hit Central American countries receive emergency aid
Four countries which have been severely affected by floods have started to receive assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize remain on top alert because of intense and persistent rains.
In Nicaragua alone, over 100,000 people have been affected.
IOM spokesman, Jumbe Omari Jumbe, says the agency is using emergency funds to help the disaster-hit countries.
"IOM has just received nearly USD$300,000 funds from the CERF for flood victims in El Salvador. The money will be used to manage 42 temporary shelters, housing nearly 2,000 persons, in San Salvador where 35 persons were killed and 55,000 people were made homeless in ten days of rain. Also in Guatemala where 39 people were killed, and nearly 500,000 were made homeless, IOM is now fixing temporary shelters for 2,000 families, providing them with non-food assistance." (Duration: 38″)