Durante el 2016, por tercer año consecutivo los efectos del fenómeno de EL Niño, provocaron condiciones erráticas de lluvia y pérdidas de cultivos de granos básicos en Honduras.
ACNUR presenta el estudio sobre población retornada con necesidades de protección en Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 15 de abril de 2015 (ACNUR) - La Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) presenta las conclusiones del estudio “Diagnóstico sobre la caracterización de la Población Hondureña retornada con Necesidades de Protección -Magnitud, tendencias, causas, perfiles y necesidades de protección”.
The delayed start of rainfall and the prolonged dry spell in the first cropping cycle of 2014 have had a negative impact on the food security situation of affected households, mainly on the most vulnerable households.
En el mes de septiembre 2014, se realizó una evaluación del impacto de la canícula prolongada sobre la producción de granos básicos, y la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de la población rural en el corredor seco de Honduras.
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The objective of the Environmental Risk Identification (ERI) is to alert the UN Country Team after the natural disaster to potential secondary risks posed by large infrastructure and industrial facilities containing hazardous materials located in the affected area.
Following the mid-season dry spell (canícula), the wet season has resumed with normal to abundant rains throughout the country, and prospects are favourable for the important second season (apante) crops planted in September and due to be harvested from mid-November. A dry spell in June adversely affected first season crops during the early stages of development. Some 26 000 farmers living in central and southern areas of the country lost an estimated 40 000 hectares of maize, 20 000 hectares of sorghum and 8 000 hectares of beans.
Honduras was the country most affected by Hurricane 'Mitch' in 1998, and some 250 000 people were still receiving food aid until June this year, when the country was hit by drought. The onset of dry spells in June adversely affected crops during the early stages of development. Severe losses are reported for some 28 000 farmers living in central and southern areas of the country. An estimated 42 000 hectares of maize were lost (20 percent of the total planted area), with an expected fall in production of 38 000 tonnes.
Following an unusually long summer dry spell ("canicula"), with consequent serious damage on the first season crops, the country has been hit by heavy rains and flooding caused by the passage of Hurricane "Keith". It is reported that the capital of Tegucigalpa and neighbouring areas have been particularly affected by the rains. Planting of the 2000/01 second season coarse grain crops has been disrupted as a consequence of the phenomenon.
Torrential rains and flooding in September and the first half of October have affected the country, particularly in the Sula Valley, in the north, near the industrial city of San Pedro de Sula. High waters and mudslides have also affected the capital, Tegucigalpa, and its surrounding areas. Mass evacuation of people has been effected and a number of casualties reported. A state of emergency has been declared by the Government, and relief and food assistance from the international community has been distributed to the victims.
Cynthia Long, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org
As Hurricane Floyd deluged the East Coast of the United States, torrential rains in Central America caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 17 people, damaged roads, and destroyed hundreds of homes. In Honduras the flooding swamped areas that have yet to recover from Hurricane Mitch, emphasizing the importance of long-term, sustainable relief projects in a country prone to disasters.
Normal to above-normal rains have been reported for cereal and bean crops during the first season of 1999/2000. Harvesting began in August in main producing areas in the west (Santa Rosa de Copán) and centre-east (Danli). Despite favourable rains, maize output from the first season crop (main) is expected to be a low 400 000 tonnes, close to last year's crop which was severely affected by hurricane "Mitch". This is attributed largely to the unattractive producer prices.
Planting of the 1999/2000 first season cereal and bean crops started in May with the arrival of rains. Despite favourable weather conditions, below-average plantings of maize, the main cereal, are anticipated due to low prices, as a result of a larger than expected 1998/99 second season ("postrera") maize crop and the competition of low priced imports, including substantial food aid, which continues to be distributed to people affected by hurricane "Mitch".
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Conclusiones de los Grupos de Trabajo
Bruselas, 22 de abril de 1999
El presente documento reune las conclusiones de los Grupos de trabajo llevados a cabo durante el Seminario estratégico "Post-Mitch. De la emergencia al desarrollo", organizado por VOICE en Bruselas el 17 y 18 de marzo de 1999. Dichos grupos fueron: Salud básica (Coordinador: Dieter Müller – Medico International), Ayuda y seguridad alimentaria (Coordinador: Robert Hynderick – Euronaid), Vivienda e infraestructuras (Coordinador: Carlo Tassara – CISP).
Hurricane Mitch washed away years of progress in reforesting the mountain slopes along the Caribbean coast of Honduras. But the Canadian Director of the Hardwood Forest Development Project, Richard Trudel, believes the hurricane's destruction clearly demonstrated the importance of maintaining the rainforest.
"There is more interest now in reforestation because many people believe deforestation had a direct effect in the disaster," said Montreal-born Trudel.
Trudel is a forestry engineer who has worked in Honduras for the past 10 years.
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