Cuban Expert Collaborates in Disaster Prevention in El Salvador

Cuban Expert Collaborates in Disaster Prevention in El SalvadorSantiago de Cuba, Apr 13. – A case study was carried out in Berlin municipality, in El Salvador, to assess social vulnerability with a gender approach regarding climate change, as part of ongoing collaboration between Cuba and the Central American country. Head of the project, Cuban Dr. Fernando Guasch Hechavarria, from the National Seismology Research Center (CENAIS), told Prensa Latina that a diagnosis of the situation of eight rural communities and the urban center was made.

He added that the Berlin municipality, in Usulutan department, was chosen because it is a rural area exposed to several natural, anthropogenic, social and natural threats, dependent on the land and climate; it is one of the poorest areas in the country and has a history of disasters.

The objective of the study was to identify the impact of climate change on agriculture, food, health and the quality of life, with particular emphasis on their impact on women in order to draft models of adaptability t hat are inclusive and comprehensive.

The CENAIS experts highlighted the interest of the civil society and the municipal authorities to strengthen the protection of the population distributed in 16 districts and review previous works carried out there as part of the Regional Coordination for Risk Management.(Prensa Latina)