Hurricane Eta made landfall in Northeast Nicaragua on 3 November 2020. It affected large parts of the populations of Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala and caused floods, landslides and damaged homes, buildings, roads and infrastructure. Soon afterwards hurricane Iota further worsened the situation. The present operation aims to meet the immediate basic needs and support early recovery of affected people affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta’s passage for an estimated duration of 18 months. A significant number of houses have suffered damages due to flooding in the most affected areas. It is still unclear the accurate figures in terms of the number of damaged houses. It is expected that the numbers are quite high according to the panoramic views taken from the air. Because of the floods, the affected households have lost their basic belongings such a kitchen tools, clothes, and sleeping elements (mattress and blankets). Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala
IFRC will deliver assistance and support early recovery of the people affected by the Hurricane Eta for 18 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies for implementation: Shelter; Livelihood and basic needs; Health (including Mental Health and Psychological Support); Water, sanitation and hygiene; Protection, Gender and Inclusion; Migration; Strengthening the National Society, Ensuring effective international disaster management, Influencing others as leading strategic partner and Ensuring a strong IFRC.
15,000 families affected (75,000 people)