Honduras

Honduras - Wildfire (UN OCHA, JRC-GWIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 October 2021)

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  • A wildfire event occurred on 2-3 October in Guanaja Island (Islas de la Bahía Department, Honduras) leading to casualties and damage.

  • Media report, four injured people, 62 displaced citizens, while about 2,500 individuals (approximately 62% of the island’s population) have been affected by the wildfire event, according to UN OCHA. In addition, more than 220 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

  • A state of emergency and calamity has been declared for Guanaja, while national authorities are assisting the affected population with aid and relief items.

  • On 5-6 October, the fire danger forecast is very low over Guanaja Island, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS).