Dear Friends and Supporters,
Two years after tropical storm Eta and hurricane Iota made landfall in Honduras in 2020, thousands of families are now faced with a new humanitarian crisis as a result of torrential rains from the past several weeks causing serious damages in road infrastructure in 70% of the country. According to some recent reports, over 67,000 persons have been directly affected and over 15,000 persons evacuated in three counties alone (Yoro, Santa Bárbara, and Cortés). Agricultural crops in the valleys have been hit hard by overflowing rivers which has destroyed numerous farms. The country once again is in a national emergency due to flooding and massive landslides as continuing rain is creating havoc which can only worsen the overall state of the country.
Main highways and bridges have been completely damaged, limiting transportation and access to communities including farm and market roads connecting to major cities of the country.
Many houses were completely destroyed by landslides and soil subsidence; families now need to start all over again.
PAG's staff has put together emergency kits to respond to the immediate needs (food, medical and hygiene supplies, bottled water, blankets, sleeping pads, etc.) for displaced families living in temporary shelters.
PAG has worked for the past two years in the construction of new houses as well as repairing damaged houses. The need for safe housing has only increased. Additionally, PAG has repaired and rehabilitated over 100 community water systems. Families are now facing a similar situation where intense rains have produced floodings and the loss of homes, including access to water.
Friends, the needs are urgent and enormous; together we need to make a difference once again in the lives of those who have nowhere else to turn to. I'm counting on your support during this critical time. May God bless you richly for your generosity.
PAG - Executive Director
*All the above photos were obtained from local newspapers.