2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: El Salvador

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING FY15 FY16 FY17 FY95–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 0 350 0 1,388
CDC 0 0 0 2,840
USAID 0 0 0 2,300
COUNTRY TOTAL 0 350 0 6,528

Dollars in thousands

EL SALVADOR

Weapons pilfered from legacy stockpiles stemming from the 1980–1992 civil war continue to be used today by criminals in El Salvador to commit homicides. Firearms were used in approximately 78 percent of the homicides in 2015.

From 1994 to 2017, the United States invested more than $6.5 million to support CWD in El Salvador, including SA/LW threat reduction.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner (using FY16 funds):

  • HALO destroyed excess munitions to prevent illicit proliferation and assisted in stockpile management.