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16 Jan 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), visited Honduras in December 2018.

OSLO, Norway, Jan 16 2019 (IPS) - A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States was reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on 15 January. The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region.

15 Jan 2019 description

A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States is reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on Tuesday 15 January. "The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. "Instead of talking about a crisis at the US-Mexican border, North Americans must wake up and address the real humanitarian crisis in Central America".

14 Jan 2019 description

People making their way en masse from the Northern Triangle of Central America to the US signal a new and desperate strategy for individuals and families fleeing violence and crippling poverty in the region. IDMC’s Researcher Elizabeth Rushing and Monitoring Expert Andres Lizcano Rodriguez unpack this change of tactic based on recent research findings.

08 Jan 2019 description

This case study is part of a collaborative project carried out by Joint Learning Initiative and UNHCR, which aims to generate locally grounded evidence and identify examples of good practices of local faith community-led responses to refugees across 6 countries: Honduras, Mexico, Uganda, Germany, Bangladesh, and Lebanon.

For more information please contact: olivia@jliflc.com

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

4,376.89 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 115.66 m total requirements

27,799 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

29 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

19 Dec 2018 description

Half a million people cross into Mexico each year from the so-called Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras) of Central America, one of the most violent regions in the world.

MSF has been working in shelters along the route since 2012, providing basic medical and mental healthcare to people who have crossed into Mexico.

18 Dec 2018 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

Honduras

13 Dec 2018 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

Honduras

10 Dec 2018 description

By Kurt Alan Ver Beek and James D. Nealon

Cutting aid won’t keep migrants from leaving Honduras, and would threaten fragile and hard-won progress in the region

07 Dec 2018 description

Over 67,000 displaced Hondurans who tried to escape violence and poverty have been sent back from US and Mexico so far this year. Many become displaced again in Honduras as they cannot return to their homes. "These families fled violence and hopelessness. They should not meet tear gas and a return ticket. Decision makers must show humanity, comply with international humanitarian principles and stop using this crisis for domestic political gains," said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), currently visiting San Pedro Sula in Honduras.

05 Dec 2018 description

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the mission was to gather data on Honduras as a case study to support the IFRC global stud on smart practices for protecting unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) through health and psychosocial services in last mile locations.

METHODOLOGY

01 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

22 Nov 2018 description

Tegucigalpa. Equipos de reintegradores regionales de la Dirección de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (Dinaf) se trasladarán a partir de la próxima semana a 10 departamentos del territorio nacional para dar seguimiento a casos concretos de menores que hayan retornado al país acompañados y no acompañados producto de la migración irregular.

19 Nov 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has been implementing a “Preventing Drug Consumption by Youngsters in Honduras” project to provide life skills training to 500 youth between the ages of 15 and 30 over a two-year period. The goal is to reduce the involvement of youth who are at high social risk of drug abuse and related criminal activities in the criminal justice system. Salesian Missions, the U.S.

15 Nov 2018 description

Situation

  • Honduras remains one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Approximately 60 percent of the country’s population lives in poverty and 23 percent of children suffer from stunting as a result of chronic malnutrition.

08 Nov 2018 description

SOS Children’s Villages Honduras is caring for unaccompanied children who have been sent back to their homeland

Unaccompanied children who attempted to join a migrant caravan to the Mexico-US border are being cared for by SOS Children’s Villages Honduras as they return to their homeland.

08 Nov 2018 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) regional advocacy manager Samuel Almeida is part of the team responding to the humanitarian crisis unfolding across the Northern Triangle of Central America and Mexico. Currently based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Almeida explains what’s driving the spike in forced displacement and migration across the region and what more can be done to help people at risk.

What is MSF doing in Honduras?

05 Nov 2018 description

This report, led by the Norwegian Refugee Council and supported by UNHCR, stems from an initiative of the REDLAC Regional Protection Group and aims to improve the analysis and visibility of the ongoing protection crisis in the North of Central America. The analysis is based on a series of qualitative and quantitative indicators on violence and displacement, using as primary sources inputs from operational organisations based in the region and official statistics, as well as reports from a wide range of press, academia and civil society.