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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hurricane Ida Hits El Salvador: How You Can Help

The southeastern United States was spared the catastrophic damage many expect from fall hurricanes, but Hurricane Ida did its share of damage, flooding areas of North Carolina and Virginia and devastating El Salvador, where the death toll is now up to 184.

Add to that the 14,000 who were displaced in the Central American nation, and it's an international crisis that needs help.

Oxfam is already on the ground delivering food, water and clothing, and is looking for continual donations to bolster their efforts.

The SHARE Foundation has a startling collection of images that reveal the full scale of the devastation:

UNICEF does not allow donations to individual projects, but you can contribute to their general fund that goes to support impoverished children worldwide.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation to CISPES which works specifically with communities in El Salvador. Another organization to look into is Pan American Relief, which works specifically in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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