Nicaragua + 2 more

Hurricanes Eta and Iota emergency response (December 7th, 2020)

Situation Report
Originally published


Crisis for girls in Central America due to triple emergency (Hurricanes ETA/IOTA and COVID-19)

• More than 6.2 million people in total were affected by Hurricanes ETA/IOTA in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Cases of COVID-19 are increasing and stagnant water can lead to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

• With over 390.000 people in shelters (including children), the situation is becoming increasingly worrying for girls who are exposed to discrimination, violence, exploitation and sexual abuse.