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A humanitarian response after

the hurricanes ETA and IOTA

The actions taken will respond to the immediate needs for water, hygiene, shelter, and non-food items of more than 21,000 people who have been displaced by the storms

The project provides urgent humanitarian assistance to meet the basic needs of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), shelter, non-food items and protection, to vulnerable families affected by the tropical depressions ETA and IOTA that hit the Central American region during the first weeks of November 2020.

Direct participants

21,5000

People

Indirect participants

32,250

People

Donors

Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).

The project is focused on neglected areas that have received little or no humanitarian assistance at all. This mainly includes rural areas, peri-urban communities, and communities with indigenous population, which were the most affected. The operations will address the immediate needs for water, hygiene, shelter, and non-food items of more than 21,000 people who have been displaced by the storms, many of whom have lost their homes, livelihoods or are living with family members. In addition, protection activities are also implemented to ensure that families have sufficient information and access to key services and rights.

All project activities will be coordinated with government institutions, partner organizations that address humanitarian matters in the country, and municipal and local authorities. This is made with the purpose of ensuring that the people get the assistance needed in a timely, responsible, and participatory manner. The project will also integrate protective measures through a transversal work approach to reduce sexual abuse and violence in family settings or shelters; and it will enhance resilience to through psychosocial supporting activities.

Partners

  • CICAM (Center for Research, Training and Support for Women).
  • Plan Internacional.

Implementation period

  • From December 15th, 2020, to June 14th, 2021.

Areas of intervention