2023-06 Factsheet - Honduras
The Environmental Profile for Honduras has been completed and shared with cluster partners, the Honduras Humanitarian Country Team and regional shelter partners. It includes an overview of environmental conditions, relevant actors, as well as the institutional and regulatory framework for reducing the impact of shelter operations and humanitarian activities in general. The work was led by the GSC senior environmental advisor with support of a consultant and the cluster’s Information manager. A working group was formed gathering cluster partners and other clusters’ representatives, who provided input and relevant information. An interactive Story Map was prepared, summarizing geographic information and key findings.
The cluster is part of the Technical Committee for Drought conditions, which assesses the possible humanitarian impacts of dryer conditions. The cluster is also part of the Technical Group for Anticipatory Action, led by Honduran Red Cross, FAO and WFP, which aims at sharing information about environmental conditions, prepositioning, finance and preparatory action among humanitarian partners in Honduras.
The cluster continued monitoring implementation of projects participating in the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). This entails assisting partners navigating the 345w platform and conducting follow-ups on the financial tracking system. The goal is to ensure that the response activities are on track and aligned with the established plan, allowing for timely adjustments and improved collaboration among all involved partners.
Cluster partners have also continued reporting on projects that are not part of the HRP 2023.
In view of the increasing number of people moving through the Honduran territory, the attention of humanitarian partners focus on supporting the needs of people on the move and the communities who host them. This support is coordinated by the Protection and CCCM clusters.
HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN 2023
3 partners reporting to 345W to date.
Funded reported to FTS – $555,259 for CRS and $240,431 for Norwegian Refugee Council
470 house repairs (CRS, Habitat for Humanity).
40 transitional shelter units under construction (CRS)
Capacity building: Risk Management; Recommendations for Safe Housing; Development of Evacuation and Family Communication Plans (Habitat for Humanity)
Number of rehabilitated schools that served as collective shelters: 5 (NRC)
6,239 (CRS, Habitat for Humanity, NRC)
Catholic Relief Services: Arada,San Pedro Sula, Choloma, Villanueva.
Habitat for Humanity: Santa Rosa de Copan, Cabañas, Concepción, La Jigua, San GerónimO, Santa Barbara, Arada, Las Vegas, San Pedro Zacapa, Macuelizo, Nuevo Celilac.
Norwegian Refugee Council: La Lima, El Progreso, Tegucigalpa, Comayagüela.
PROJECTS OUTSIDE HRP 2023
GOAL reports rehabilitation of housing and infrastructure for families at risk of food insecurity.
People reached: 1801 (394 girls, 424 boys, 507 women, 476 men).
Municipalities: Esparta, Jutiapa, Sonaguera, Saba, Yoro , Santa Rita.
Gaps / challenges
With the beginning of El Niño and higher ocean temperatures, the hurricane season will probably be less intense than other years. However, severe droughts are forecasted, which will have an impact on food security and possibly on internal displacement in the country. Indeed, the Technical Committee for Drought conditions, which the shelter cluster is a member of, has issued a green alert for droughts at the beginning of June and dryer conditions are expected.