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 • Guatemala • Honduras
Education and solidarity for safe migration in Honduras and Guatemala
Every hour, 8 Hondurans flee the country in search of a better future. In 2022, more than 30,000 people were deported to Honduras from the US.
OCDIH seeks to reduce the negative effects of migration in Honduras with education on rights and safe migration routes. In cooperation with ACOMUMSAM in northern Guatemala, volunteer families offer refuge to those who undertake this dangerous journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.