The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and of Hurricanes Eta and Iota have exacerbated the multidimensional crisis in Honduras, weakening communities’ coping capacities. Growing levels of inequality and poverty, violence, displacement and limited access to basic social services are some of the main factors leading to increased food insecurity and malnutrition in the country. Vulnerable populations such as women, children, informal workers, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities as well as people living with disabilities are among the most affected.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with partners of the Food Security Cluster to:
Support the resilience of affected people and the nexus between humanitarian action and development support.
Increase food access and contribute to restoring sustainable livelihoods.