Last year, we introduced the LIFE-Honduras Consortium, established to meet the unprecedented needs of migrating individuals and families, traveling through Honduras, and proactively address the demands migration is having on local communities (read November 2022 story).
The LIFE-Honduras Consortium is made up of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Pure Water for the World (PWW), ChildFund Honduras, the Adventist Development and Assistance Resources Agency (ADRA), Suffering Relief Foundation (FAS), and Action Against Hunger (Central America), with funding from U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. The consortium addresses emergency response activities that cover the sectors of child protection, education, water, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition and health.
Among the consortium, PWW is responsible for addressing the safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services that primarily support individuals passing through the towns of Trojes and Danlí. PWW’s WASH interventions also serve to protect the health and wellbeing of the local communities.
The following chart summarizes migration numbers for the year (Jan-Aug 2023).
Focused on addressing safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, PWW has reached 233,205 people via hydration points (utilizing safe water and sanitation facilities) and has delivered hygiene supplies to 45,767 individuals.