At least 20 dead in violent storms

Begg landslides and flooding have killed at least 20 people in Central America.

After days of heavy rain, rivers in the region burst their banks, mountain slopes slid and houses were buried under the mud masses.

At least 13 people were killed in the storms in Honduras, the newspaper La Prensa reported on Friday.

According to local authorities, seven people were killed in El Salvador.

Numerous houses were damaged in both countries and thousands of people sought shelter in emergency shelters.

in the already poor region storm always significant damage.

"Climate change is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis," said International Rescue Committee regional director Meg Galas. "We need support from the international community to provide more humanitarian assistance that will help people survive and rebuild their lives."

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