For months, people have been facing a global health crisis that requires rapid action. In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected Honduras, with a rising infection curve every day and an entirely unprepared health-care infrastructure. Corona also worsens social inequality: while the richer sections of the population are accumulating food and hygiene supplies, 67 percent of Hondurans experience a lack of resources. The strict curfews have led many wageworkers to suddenly lose their income base. Due to widespread corruption, government aid measures do not reach those who need them most urgently.
Together with our partner organization OCDIH and Aktion Deutschland Hilft, we financially support single mothers and families to purchase food and urgently needed hygiene materials. A total of 388 families in the Copan region receive 2,000 Lempira (approx. 76 EUR) to cover their own needs for at least 15 days. With the donation, all participants will be advised on hygiene and disinfection materials and food. In addition, general information about the virus, symptoms, forms of transmission and prevention and protection measures will be communicated.
|Humanitarian aid for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in western Honduras
|Aktion Deutschland Hilft