Last November, we introduced the LIFE-Honduras Consortium, established to meet the unprecedented needs of migrants in Honduras and the demands placed on local communities (read November story).
As a reminder, the LIFE-Honduras Consortium addresses emergency response activities that cover the sectors of child protection, education, water, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition and health. The LIFE-Honduras Consortium is made up of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Action Against Hunger Central America, Pure Water for the World (PWW), ChildFund Honduras, the Adventist Development and Assistance Resources Agency (ADRA), and the Suffering Relief Foundation – FAS, with funding from U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
PWW provides WASH services. Following is an impact update (excerpt from full report):
We have delivered safe water to more than 30,000 migrants in transit, for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene through water tankers, or individual bottles. This service has materialized in the hydration points of Trojes, El Paraíso and Danlí, Choluteca, el Triunfo and Tatumbla. In March we have also started delivering bottled water to a shelter in Tegucigalpa, and Ocotepeque.
We delivered more than 5,400 hygiene kits to the same number of migrants among women, girls, boys, and men at the aforementioned TRCs and hydration points. 21,000 people made use of safe and appropriate sanitation services in this period.
The LIFE-Honduras Consortium recently inaugurated the Relief of Suffering Temporary Rest Center in the city of El Paraíso, which has the capacity to house 200 migrants, to whom it provides food, personal hygiene services, internet, and transportation.
To learn more, we invite you to read the March/April 2023 Situation Report.