PAG began responding to emergencies when Hurricane Mitch hit Honduras in 1988, affecting thousands of families. Honduras is highly vulnerable to climate changes that cause droughts, floods, and hurricanes that can be deadly.
At the end of year 2020, Honduras was hit by two hurricanes: Eta (category 4) and Iota (category 5), leaving heavy rains in much of the country and increasing river levels, causing floods and landslides across much of the country.
Through the efforts of PAG's emergency relief program, affected persons are offered food, hygiene kits, basic medicines, and other supplies to address the immediate needs of displaced and hardest-hit people. Among other activities are the construction and repair of houses, rehabilitation of damaged water systems, road repairs, etc.