• Crisis Severity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 635,000 People in Need [?]
  • 264,000 People in IPC 3 & 4 (March - May 2019) [?]
  • 60 % of Hondurans living in poverty [?]

Overview

28/05/2019

Widespread insecurity, high levels of violence, and food insecurity have displaced many people inside and across Honduras’ borders. An estimated 190,000 Hondurans are internally displaced due to conflict and violence, and 124,818 have filled for asylum applications between 2007 and 2017. ?

In October 2018, between 7,000 and 10,000 migrants left Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala to form two large caravans and multiple smaller groups travelling by foot towards the United States border. A smaller caravan headed North between 14 and 30 January 2019. Migrants are on the move to escape violence and persecution, improve their economic situation, or be reunited with their families. Around 12,600 migrants have crossed borders or are now residing irregularly in Guatemala or Mexico. ?

Honduras is part of Central America’s ‘Dry Corridor’ and experiences irregular rainfall and prolonged periods of drought, leading to major crop losses and food insecurity. An El Niño episode is expected to affect Honduras in the first seven months of 2019, exacerbating an already precarious food security and nutrition situation, especially for rural communities. ?

Latest Developments

02/08/2019

As of 29 July, Honduras reported 33,840 cases, including 8,660 for severe dengue and 150 deaths; 26 (out of 32) public hospitals in the country are reportedly overrun by the volumes of cases. The Government doesn't rule out the possibility of accomodating patients in public schools. The rainy season which will last until November will likely increase the presence of mosquitos increasing the risk of further infection. ?

Humanitarian Access

28/05/2019

Moderate access constraints

Widespread violence and insecurity restrict humanitarian access in the country and can lead to the temporary suspension of activities.?

Key priorities

28/05/2019

Food Security and livelihoods: The arrival of an El Niño episode in the beginning of 2019 leading to below average rains will have an impact on food availability, in particular for impoverished rural communities relying on agricultural livelihoods. ?

Protection: High levels of gang-violence and other criminal activities drive displacement in the Northern Triangle, where homicide rates are among the highest in the world. ?