SITUATION AT A GLANCE
30.7 MILLION Estimated Total Population of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras UN – March 2021
10 MILLION Estimated Number of People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance UN – April 2021
7 MILLION Estimated Number of People Impacted by Tropical Storms Eta and Iota in Guatemala and Honduras UN – December 2021
5.5 MILLION Estimated Number of People in Urgent Need of Food Assistance FEWS NET – June 2021
1 MILLION Estimated Number of Asylum Seekers, IDPs, and Refugees Displaced in the Region UNHCR – May 2021
Guatemala and Honduras continue to report record COVID-19 caseloads, with approximately 20,170 and 7,380 new confirmed cases, respectively, identified from July 13 to 19, according to WHO.
USAID/BHA staff conducted monitoring visits with NGO partners in El Salvador,
Guatemala, and Honduras in mid-July, meeting with people receiving USAID/BHA-funded food assistance,
MPCA, and protection support.
In May and June, State/PRM partner UNHCR increased access to IDs and work permits for asylum seekers and refugees in Costa Rica and Panama.