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El Salvador

El Salvador, MSF
An MSF mobile team and staff from the Guadalupe health unit with a family during a vaccination day organised for a community in Soyapango. El Salvador, November 2019. © Alejandra Sandoval/MSF

    In 2019, MSF continued to provide medical and psychological care in areas of San Salvador, El Salvador, labelled as ‘red zones’ due to their high levels of violence.

    El Salvador is ranked among the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world: 36 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2019, according to the police. Gang violence and conflict with security forces have created humanitarian consequences and affected access to healthcare...

    Read full article in International Activity Report 2019