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03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

29 Sep 2017 description

El informe sobre tierras y vivienda se basa en entrevistas con personas desplazadas, incluidas las comunidades locales, indígenas, campesinas y afro-hondureñas, autoridades nacionales y locales, expertos y la sociedad civil.

29 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

16 Jun 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.
This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons – often entire families – to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.
Nine countries of the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

24 Mar 2017 description

Unos 40 funcionarios encargados de la gestión de riesgos en cada país centroamericano, participaron en este encuentro regional que promueve un marco estratégico para los próximos 20 años que permita el abordaje adecuado de la reducción de riesgos de desastres en entornos urbanos.

12 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

This supplementary appeal is presented as a follow-up of the Protection and Solutions Strategy for the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) launched in December 2015. It outlines UNHCR’s protection and solutions interventions planned for 2016 to respond to additional and most urgent needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees and internally displaced people from the NTCA in countries of origin, transit and asylum, encompassing Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

23 Jun 2014 description
  1. Introduction

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions most affected by violence and crime, but at the same time, has little available information about this problem. When data exist, it is not always presented in a comprehensive way, and usually suffers from reliability problems.

11 Apr 2014 description

La Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (COPECO), puso en funcionamiento este día, el segundo radar meteorológico del país, mismo que será operado desde la ciudad de La Ceiba, Atlántida, y su cobertura para monitoreo de tormentas y huracanes es de 300 kilómetros aproximadamente.

09 Nov 2012 description

Nota de Prensa No. 140-2012

Honduras puso hoy en operación el primer radar meteorológico de Centroamérica, mismo que contribuirá a fortalecer el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) de COPECO, así como del resto de organismos de protección civil del istmo.

27 Sep 2010 description

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TC-2010-000188-HND

CHF 20,000 (USD 20,341 or EUR 15,072) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Central American National Societies prepare for and carry out needs assessments in the wake of Tropical Storm Matthew. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: Tropical Storm Matthew formed on 23 September and made landfall on the Atlantic coasts of Central America causing heavy rainfall and localized flooding in several parts of Honduras, Belize and Guatemala.

25 Sep 2010 description

Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:44:38 -0500

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WTNT35 KNHC 251444
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152010
1100 AM EDT SAT SEP 25 2010

...MATTHEW FORECAST TO WEAKEN BUT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINS OVER CENTRAL AMERICA...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION...16.2N 87.8W
ABOUT 45 MI...75 KM E OF MONKEY RIVER TOWN BELIZE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/HR

25 Sep 2010 description

Sat, 25 Sep 2010 03:31:59 -0500

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WTNT35 KNHC 250831
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152010
500 AM EDT SAT SEP 25 2010

...CENTER OF MATTHEW APPROACHING THE NORTHERN COAST OF HONDURAS NEAR LA CEIBA...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION...15.7N 86.3W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM ESE OF LA CEIBA HONDURAS
ABOUT 150 MI...245 KM ESE OF MONKEY RIVER TOWN BELIZE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/HR

24 Sep 2010 description

Matthew se convirtio en la decimotercera tormenta tropical del Atlantico el jueves 23 de septiembre. Los modelos indican su ingreso a territorio centroamericano, degradandose a depresion tropical. Sin embargo, se preve que deje grandes acumulados de Iluvia con fuertes vientos en Nicaragua y Honduras entre el 24 y 25 de septiembre, y en Belice y Guatemala a partir de la noche de sabado y el domingo. Esta fuerte precipitacion sucede luego de la ocurrencia de abundantes Iluvias durante la epoca Iluviosa mas intensa de las ultimas decadas, segun los servicios meteorologicos.

29 May 2009 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only. An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit the Caribbean coast of Honduras on 28 May 2009. This information bulletin no. 2 includes updated information on the damage assessments carried out by Honduran authorities and the Honduran Red Cross. The Honduran Red Cross (HRC) has drawn up a request for DREF funding to carry out relief activities.

06 Nov 2008 description

This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama, the UNDAC Team in Honduras and the National Hurricane Centre.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Tropical Storm Paloma, previously Tropical Depression 17, has formed and affected new areas in Honduras. The number of persons affected has increased to almost 320,000. The Flash Appeal for Honduras is 8.8% funded and urgent support is needed to avert a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation.

04 Nov 2008 description

This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama, the UNDAC Team in Honduras and the National Hurricane Centre.

HIGHLIGHTS

- In Honduras, the situation remains fragile, as new areas are affected by rains, increasing the risk of further floods and landslides. The Flash Appeal for Honduras is only 8% funded.