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Key figures

  • 701 Fatalities reported [?]
  • 3,200,000 People in Need [?]

Special Reports




Since 2013, widespread insecurity, poverty, and high levels of violence have displaced many people within and beyond Honduras' borders. It is estimated that at least 247,000 Hondurans (2.7% of the population) have been internally displaced between 2008–2022. As at August 2022, around 52,000 Hondurans in an irregular migratory situation were apprehended at the Mexican border and redirected to the authorities. Violence, the expansion of drug trafficking groups, extortion, and threats have resulted in a high number of IDPs in Honduras. Cases of violence are highest in the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula?

Honduras is part of the Central American Dry Corridor and experiences erratic rainfall and prolonged periods of drought, resulting in heavy crop losses. The socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 restrictions and weather emergencies have increased prices, affecting food access and availability. As at February 2022, over 2.2 million people (24% of the analysed population) were facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse levels of food insecurity. Among this number, 241,000 were experiencing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security outcomes. The most affected departments by food insecurity are Gracias a Dios, Lempira, La Paz, Francisco Morazán, Cortés, and Yoro. ?

Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key priorities


Food Security and livelihoods: For June–August 2022, about 2.6 million people were expected to face IPC 3 outcomes or worse. Gracias a Dios (43% facing IPC 3 or worse), La Paz (30%), and Lempira (32%) were the most affected departments. 23% of children under five were experiencing chronic malnutrition. ?

Protection: the high homicide rate in Honduras makes it the world’s fourth most dangerous country. The annual homicide rate in 2021 was 42 per 100,000 inhabitants. From January–June 2022, the homicide rate decreased to 40 per 100,000 inhabitants, but the violence remained despite this small decline ?



The COVID-19 crisis is having a severe impact on food security, particularly in Central America. Basic grains had maintained low and stable prices thanks to the recent harvest season, but the COVID-19 emergency has led to massive purchases and higher prices. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that in Honduras around 2.9 million people were in Crisis or worse (IPC Phase 3 or above) in December 2020– March 2021. ???High acute food insecurity levels are expected for Honduras in 2021. ?

As of 6 May, there are 216, 964 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Honduras. The pandemic is putting a strain on the country's health system, with hospital occupancy rates ranging between 94% to 145%. There is a  general lack of medical staff, health supplies, and medicines. The national health system requires support to guarantee other regular health services, especially in the areas of newborn and maternal health. ?