Preparedness

El Salvador

In June 2019, El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) asked the World Food Programme (WFP) to assess the crater of the highest volcano in the country and the content of its caldera — the rounded hollow that forms after an eruption. Within two weeks, WFP's drones team rolled up their sleeves to work on a custom-made solution.

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The drones taking on a volcano

Flying into a caldera in El Salvador, drones collect water for analysis and forecasting in a project backed by WFP.