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2022-09 Factsheet - Honduras - Hurricanes Eta and Iota

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Credits: Sonia Soriano/ Shelter Cluster Honduras/IFRC, Gerado Escalante - HNO Intersectoral Analysis Workshop, 2022


Third Quarter 

Since August 2022, the cluster commenced data collection and calculation of the Population in Need (PIN) for the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2023 HNO (Total sectoral PIN 192,045) 

. The two main indicators used are:  indicators: 

  1. Persons whose houses were destroyed or severely damaged by geo-climatic events in the last two years. (Final PIN 92,512) 

  1. People displaced due to community/regional hazards, including violence and conflict (IDPs). (Final PIN 121,465) 

The Humanitarian Country Team organized an intersectoral analysis workshop on August 25th with the participation of cluster leads and co-leads, as well as government representatives. The IFRC Operations Manager for Central America presented the shelter cluster PIN and HNO findings.  

Following the intense rainy season in September, the cluster conducted two extraordinary meetings to exchange needs information and response. The main events were the following:  

  1. Heavy rainfall – This event affected an estimated 10,000 families, damaging several roads, flood mitigation structures (known as “Bordos”) and buildings.  

  1. Colonia El Guillen’s Landslide – affecting an approximate of 550 families and a pinpoint for Tegucigalpa’s residents from Colonia El Guillen who due to the high levels of precipitation, suffered the loss of their homes. The affected sector of El Guillen is no longer habitable, and the local government is working alongside national and international institutions and NGOs to support families with alternative shelter solutions in other areas.  

Shelter Cluster Honduras has initiated work on a Country Environmental Profile with a focus on the shelter sector and humanitarian settlements. This profile is part of a group of profiles created around the world funded by ECHO and USAID. 



Coverage against targets

Need analysis

  • To identify Host families that require financial support. 
  • Clear understanding of house damage as a result of latest flooding. 


  • Shelter Cluster Honduras’ partners are still giving assistance to families affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota during 2020. Habitat for Humanity Honduras, for instance, reported the completion of 12 permanent houses. 
  • Shelter Cluster partners reported distributing NFI’s among the population affected by recent floods. Other partners have been active as well, but they have not been reporting through the 345W platform established in 2020 to monitor the humanitarian response.  
  • The HCT is getting ready to propose a Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2023 and has requested cluster leads to collect inputs from partners. It is worth mentioning that the shelter sector did not obtain any funds to implement projects included in the HRP 2022, for the total amount of 8 million US Dollars. 

Gaps / challenges

  • Most of the government personnel trained in information assessments have been substituted (a common practice whenever a new president from a different political party is elected), which has led to gaps in information management. Data collection during the events occurred during this third quarter has been slow and, in many cases, inconsistent. 

  • Information regarding host families is scarce and sometimes not considered in reports from government agencies.   

  • Lack of knowledge about community risk factors that contribute to disaster generation. 

  • People living in informal settlements tend to be affected by disasters of geo-climatic origin the most. Better coordination with development actors is required to understand the causes of shelter vulnerability and prevent further risk.