Honduras continues to be involved in two emergency situations: droughts that affected this year's crops and floods caused by tropical storm Michelle.
WFP completed the goal of distributing 4,500 MT of food between August and November, having distributed to date up to 4,780 MT. Over 30,000 families have been assisted with over one million rations of maize, beans, oil, fish and CSB. Some of the more affected districts in the Francisco Morazan and Choluteca provinces will continue to be assisted during December.
Regarding the floods caused by tropical storm Michelle that affected the Cortes and Yoro provinces, WFP food is being distributed to 1500 families in partnership with World Vision in the districts of Morazán, Jocón, Yoro y Yorito. Different rehabilitation activities are being assisted with food for work schemes, such as water systems, roads, houses, as well as agricultural lands.
The WFP drought-related intervention ended last week. During this three-month operation 9,083 families (45,415 people) who had lost more than 50% of their maize harvest, participated in food for work activities. Also, 59,500 children in pre-school and primary school age received supplementary school feeding. WFP distributed a total of 1,974 MT of chickpeas, vegetable oil, fortified cereals, flour and maize in 22 districts during this operation.
Regarding the floods caused by tropical storm Michelle, the UNDP led mission that travelled to the Caribbean Coast to evaluate the post-emergency rehabilitation requirements will soon present its proposal.