Honduras

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Honduras
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.
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Key Developments

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) projects up to 2.5 million individuals in Guatemala are expected to face Crisis—IPC 3—levels of acute food insecurity while nearly 1 million people in Honduras and 500,000 individuals in El Salvador are anticipated to experience Stressed—IPC 2— levels of acute food insecurity through October 2022.

USAID continues to provide critical assistance in response to humanitarian needs due to recurrent droughts, COVID-19, and severe damage from Hurricanes Eta and Iota in the region, reaching more than 1.8 million people with food assistance, health, livelihoods, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support.

Background

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: May 03, 2022

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