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Honduras: UN and partners launch appeal for Tropical Storm Eta

19 Nov 2020

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Credit: UNICEF

The UN and humanitarian partners have launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the needs of 450,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Tropical Storm Eta.

Response efforts continue as the heavy rains brought by Eta triggered floods countrywide, causing catastrophic damage across nearly all of Honduras and generating significant humanitarian needs with more than 2 million people affected.

The plan calls for US$69.2 million in support of the Government’s response.

The passage of Eta has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities that, combined with the impact of COVID-19, has greatly increased humanitarian needs, requiring a comprehensive response in food security; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; protection; and education, to avoid a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.

Given the recent new Tropical Storm Iota, the plan will be updated following assessments on the impact.