USAID is responding to rising humanitarian needs in the Northern Triangle, including working with Global Communities to provide shelter to people affected by the storms in Honduras. Photo credit: Global Communities

Key Developments

Heavy rainfall during the month of September has caused flooding and landslides throughout northern Central America, adversely affecting millions of people, according to the UN.

Up to 3.6 million people across El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are projected to face Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity between September 2022 and March 2023, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.


Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Persistent drought in the dry corridor that stretches across Honduras have significantly reduced crop harvests and worsened; food insecurity among poor families. In addition, COVID-19 mitigation measures have caused economic weakness and the loss of jobs and livelihoods, further aggravating food insecurity. The Caribbean coastal regions of Honduras are vulnerable to hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season from June to November. USAID provides emergency food assistance to vulnerable families and also supports ongoing disaster risk reduction and capacity-building activities.

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