The Child Protection Area of Responsibility Honduras (CP AoR) was activated in February 2021. The CP AoR is led by UNICEF and around 20 organizations between government and non-governmental are part of it. All of them work for children and to protect their rights.
2021 Response plan in numbers
Honduras has a very fragile situation that makes children extremely vulnerable. Adding to the current development problems and the vulnerability of its population to violence and poverty, in the year 2020, Honduras like many other countries had the COVID-19 emergency. In November of that same year unexpectedly two tropical storms, ETA and IOTA, hit Honduras, one next to the other in the same month. At the moment, Honduras is still trying to recover from these disasters that left at least 4.5 million people affected. These and other factors as droughts in other areas of the country increased the number of internal displacements and migration. Honduras also has a mixed influx of migrants on the Southern border and a high number of Honduras nationals, among them children, are being deported from the North and left on the Northern border with Guatemala. Most of the deported people, families, and children re-enter the country without being noticed by authorities or being registered, desperate to reach some help or transport to return to their homes. All of these circumstances make a very unstable situation for children. The CP AoR Honduras thinks that the resilience of the population and children is very fragile at the moment because of the unexpected added situations.
Around 10 organizations report activities to the 345W platform. Most of them will end implementing ETA and IOTA funds in December 2021. Honduras has a Flash Appeal document from the end of the year 2020 which shows projects that need funding for this emergency. The CP AoR Honduras follows the report of activities on the platform that have directly reached nearly 32K children and 6K men and women.
The CP AoR Honduras is part of the HRP 2021-2022 with 11 projects and organizations. The target population is 214K people and the funding needed is $ 9.75M. Each project is described in the following link (documents in Spanish) : CP AOR Projects 2021-2022 Honduras and the municipalities selected can be seen in the following dashboard: Dashboard HRP CP AoR Honduras 2021-2022.
The complete HRP 2021-2022 Honduras (English version) is available here.
The complete HRP 2021-2022 Honduras (Spanish version) is available here.