High poverty, recurrent climate shocks, chronic violence, limited access to basic services and mass population movements have long driven humanitarian needs across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the strongest ever recorded, have worsened the situation. Today, almost 8.3 million people across the three countries need humanitarian assistance - 25 per cent of the total population.
In support of the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, humanitarian actors in each country have developed Humanitarian Response Plans with a total funding requirement of US$588 million to assist 4.3 million people in need. These plans will be implemented from August 2021 to December 2022.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.