Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. About 67 percent of the population lives in poverty. For many, migration is the last hope for a better life. 14 percent of the Honduran population live as migrants in the USA - most of them without papers.
In our project work we stand up for the rights of migrants. We strengthen migration committees and self-help groups to counter the effects of labour migration. We support the health care of migrants and offer protection against legal violations.
Central America • El Salvador • Guatemala • Honduras • Nicaragua
Inclusive disaster risk management in Central America
In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, people are at constant risk of becoming victims of natural disasters. People with disabilities are particularly at risk. In partnership with ASB and CBM, we are strengthening the resilience of people with disabilities through effective and inclusive disaster risk management.
Every day, more than 500 young returnees reach the reception centres in Honduras. However, most of the deported migrants find the same hopeless conditions back home that once drove them to migrate north: social injustice, poverty and violence. Together with our Honduran partner CASM, we support returned migrants in Honduras.
The situation in Honduras has deteriorated dramatically since the 2009 coup d'état, with migration figures rising steadily ever since. OCDIH educates potential migrants about possible migration routes, their rights and provides them with shelter thanks to families in solidarity and through cooperation with ACOMUMSAM.
Combating violence and poverty as central causes of flight
The central causes of flight in Honduras include violence, poverty and a lack of prospects. Together with its project partner OCDIH, AWO International is making a contribution to combating the causes of flight in the region. Educational and income-generating measures are intended to give young people and young adults new perspectives for a self-determined life.
Corona in Honduras: Financial support for families
The poorer sections of the population in Honduras are facing major challenges as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. Strict restrictions on their access to work and income prevent them from working, and at the same time the government's aid measures are not comprehensive. AWO International therefore offers financial support that enables 388 families to purchase food and hygiene products.
Emergency relief project after Hurricane Eta in Honduras
On November 3, 2020, Hurricane Eta hit Nicaragua and then moved - softened as a tropical storm - across Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Despite a significant drop in intensity, Eta caused widespread devastation. At least 200 people lost their lives, and 1.6 million people were severely affected.
After Hurricane Eta and Iota: Reconstruction and food security for families
In November 2020, two hurricanes hit the Potrerillos region in Honduras. Only within 15 days. With a reconstruction project, AWO International helps families to get back into a normal life and strengthens disaster risk management within the community in order to prepare the community for future natural disasters.
Installation of solar power systems for the projekt partner OCDIH in Honduras
With the funding from Grüner Strom Label e.V., our project partner OCDIH in Honduras was able to install solar power systems in two regional offices. In this way, OCDIH is setting a good example and demonstrates the ecological and economic effectiveness of renewable resources in the region.