In regions Honduras and Americas and in group Americas


Working Groups

2023-03 Factsheet - Honduras

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Credits: Proyecto Aldea Global 2022- Santa Rita, Santa Barbara


  1. HRP 2023 final preparation phase  

The cluster supported partners register projects proposed within the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2023 Project Module. Five projects have been presented for the HRP, after being reviewed by the cluster coordination team.  

More details about each project are found here: 

HHND23-FSC|NUT;WSH;SHL-199994-1 – CRS HPC - Project Module: View Project 

HHND23-WSH;SHL-199990-1- Honduran RC HPC - Project Module: View Project 

HHND23-SHL-199730-1- PAG HPC - Project Module: View Project 

HHND23-SHL-199261-1 – NRC HPC - Project Module: View Project 

HHND23-SHL-199186-1 - Habitat for Humanity Honduras HPC - Project Module: View Project 


  1. Strategy update 

By supporting the creation of recovery spaces, both individual shelters and community infrastructure, the cluster seeks complimentarity with other sectors and is contributing to building the resilience of the people prioritized for humanitarian assistance. The sector presents itself as the “spatial component” of humanitarian assistance, with the following key objectives: 

  • Support people displaced - or at risk of being displaced - by the impact of food insecurity, violence and the effects of climate change and disasters, in the recovery of dignified shelter by integrating gender, age and diversity approaches. 

  • Contribute to building the foundations for community recovery and mitigate the impact of future crises on shelter and human settlements, considering the specific protection needs of people at risk. 

  1. Shelter & Settlements Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean 

Several agencies of this cluster took part in the Shelter & Settlements forum held on February 7 and 8 at the National University of Colombia in hybrid format, where they shared their experience implementing shelter response and preparedness projects. The forum brought together humanitarian shelter professionals and specialists with the aim of exchanging knowledge, sharing experiences, and exploring synergies.   


  1. Shelter coordination training in Spanish 

5 participants from Honduras (4 shelter cluster members) took part in the training course on shelter coordination held on February 9 and 10 also at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The training included 28 participants from 8 different countries. Honduran Red Cross, NRC, Global Village Project PAG, IMMAP and COPECO (the National Permanent Contingency Commission) participated. 


  1. Country Environmental Profile with a focus on the shelter sector and humanitarian settlements 

  • Work began on the preparation of the Environmental Profile for the Shelter sector, with the formation of a technical working group and the hiring of a consultant.  To date, the consultant is interviewing members of the technical working and relevant stakeholders. The initiative has been shared with the Humantarian Country Team and all humanitarian clusters active in Honduras. The Profile is funded by ECHO and USAID-BHA. 

Need analysis

Municipal and sub-municipal actors still require capacities in needs assessments. The current responses are based on estimates and incomplete analysis.  


  • GOAL concluded the Eta/Iota hurricane response project in December 2022.  2023 began with the start of a multi-sector project focused on food security, including housing repairs for families at food risk.  They completed roof repairs in Colón and began roof repairs in Atlántida and Saba. In addition, the Resilient Neighborhoods project in the Sula Valley involves shelter repairs. 


  • Catholic Relief Services are implementing shelter repairs in Choloma, Chamelecón, Santa Barbara and Villanueva, in addition to the provisioning of 25 TS (Transitional shelter) in the departments of Santa Barbara and Cortés. In addition, they are implementing the "Prosperamos" project with funds from BHA, as well as another project for repairs and transitional shelter, latrine repairs and provision of drinking water infrastructure. 


  • By 2023 NRC, will be working with the rehabilitation of schools that were used as collective shelter during the September rains and Tropical Storm Julia last year.  

Four agencies are reporting ongoing operations, though there is no change in the data regarding people reached. 

Gaps / challenges

  • Partners report insufficient labor for repairs, rehabilitation and construction work.  

  • Better advocacy for shelter is needed, in order to raise funds for partners’ projects. Partners are encouraged to use the HRP and cluster strategy to approach potential donors.