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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

USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced more than $198 million in humanitarian assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean on June 8, including nearly $92 million for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Up to 4 million people will likely face Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras through December, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network reports.

The effects of the coronavirus disease pandemic, rising commodity costs, and severe weather events exacerbate humanitarian needs among displaced people in Central America, according to World Vision.

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: August 10, 2022

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