Today, Honduras weighs heavy on our hearts. Volunteers join the rescue efforts in the Planeta colony in La Lima, Honduras. In addition to these figures, some 20 schools, 51 buildings, 84 bridges and 218 roads were damaged in the country. Refunds of donations. Many of those migrants who arrived in the US during the immediate aftermath of the hurricane were later granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which has allowed them to live and work in the country legally, but has been under attack by the Trump administration. We’re all scared... it’s the worst thing we’ve ever been through.”. PEACEBUILDING EN LAS AMÉRICAS — This holiday, Peacebuilding en las Américas’ (PLA) representatives and partners in Honduras and Guatemala are … Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, daughter of the environmental defender Berta Cáceres, who was murdered in 2016 because of her opposition to the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam, believes the destruction caused by the hurricanes was exacerbated by recent Honduran government policies. “How are we going to get it back? Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently ransacked by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta. “They don't want to help in any way... they could easily give us umbrellas, at least with an umbrella we could get by, but the way things are right now, look, more rain is coming and there’s nothing we can do.”. “The Honduran people must know that Operation ‘You Are Not Alone’ will reach every last corner affected by the storms to give us back the dignity that was muddied, but has not been lost,” he wrote on Twitter. Honduras: Tormentas Tropicales Eta e Iota - Informe de Situación No. MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Iota rapidly gained strength after becoming the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday, threatening to bring dangerous winds and rains to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobbered by Category 4 Hurricane Eta. The native Lenca activist, who succeeded her mother as general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, has pointed out that the proliferation of mining and monoculture in recent years has damaged the natural barriers that used to protect the country against extreme weather. The estimated economic loss from Hurricane Eta ranges from 10%-20% of Honduras’ GDP, or roughly $5 billion dollars. The unprecedented double blow comes on top of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had already depleted government resources and left many people unemployed in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Honduras + 1 more. These catastrophes submerged the country underwater and displaced almost a third of the population. This week it was inundated again as Hurricane Iota struck. In Honduras, opposing the exploitation of the land, and the violation of the rights of its inhabitants, means risking one’s life. Honduras is lost.” She too would like to seek asylum in the United States, which she considers “a land of opportunities”. The best way is to migrate.”, Hurricane Iota wreaks havoc across Central America – in pictures, Hurricane Iota has left the Planeta municipality in La Lima, Honduras, submerged in water. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. On November 3, Hurricane Eta made landfall as a Category 4 storm, causing landslides and … Attachments. This feature was originally published by Newsweek México. 12.Jan.2021. The destruction in Honduras, combined with the effects of climate change that have made subsistence agriculture difficult in recent years, plus a possible change in the immigration policy of President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration in the United States, could drive a new wave of migration. Sandro Mejía has been living in San Pedro Sula for 20 years, but now sees no other option than to seek a better life in the United States. “This time was worse than Eta,” said 54-year-old Norma Amador. According to official tolls fewer than 100 people have died as a result of the hurricanes, but the water from Eta was yet to fully recede in many areas when Iota hit, and hundreds are still reported as missing. In Guatemala, we are providing food and relief supplies. Martínez laments that the government has not taken differentiated measures that take into account the needs of LGBT people, as well as those of other marginalized populations, such as indigenous peoples and people with disabilities. Iota is the 13th Hurricane of the season, a record number. Facebook; Twitter; Share View more share options. Most residents in already flooded areas needed little persuasion to evacuate before Iota hit. According to Global Witness, 14 environmental defenders were murdered there last year, the highest per capita rate in the world. “The water got higher and had more strength.”. Hurricane Eta & Iota Situation Report #2 Format Situation Report Source. By November 17, 700 people had relocated from their homes. Sat on a red sofa beneath the bridge, Zaida Ramos, a single mother of two, agrees: “The government hasn’t given us a bite to eat around here, it’s just the people helping the people. “Worry at knowing what’s coming, as the media says it’s something huge and super dangerous.”, With the water up to his chest, Sergio Donaire, a 35-year-old upholsterer, arrived at the funeral home with his wife and three daughters after fleeing their house, which was practically destroyed. With a slightly different trajectory than Eta, Hurricane Iota caused flooding and landslides in the northern part of the country, exacerbating an already difficult situation. Many families were forced to live under a bridge where access to potable water is scarce. In three days, Eta downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression, drenching much of Honduras and causing rising river levels, flooding, and landslides across the country. Permissions Iota became the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season early Sunday, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras -- … “I understand that there are people who came with small children, saving their babies, and they didn’t remember their masks because of the anguish,” she says. Solidarity and the embrace between peoples will always be the way to reach the world we dream of.”. Hurricane Iota is now growing strong and is set to hit Monday (11/16/2020) and travel the same path causing even more flooding in areas that are still 6 to 8 ft. underwater. ‘The worst thing we’ve ever been through’. Iota, a Category 4 hurricane, followed a similar path as Hurricane Eta moving west, bringing devastation. It’s a disaster we’re living through, but we’re trying to get back on our feet.”. At least three have died and more are missing after Iota slammed into Central America just miles away from where Eta hit less than two weeks earlier. The hurricanes brought damaging winds, life-threatening storm surge and flash flooding to the region. Donate to the HSN’s Hurricane Eta Emergency Response Fund to get money to community-based groups that are on-the-ground responding to the humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold. Many had waited for days to be rescued. The arrival of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in early November, which have so far affected approximately three million people in Honduras alone, marked the reversal of the phenomenon, due to La Niña, which sees surface temperatures in the east-central Pacific drift below average to generate volatile hurricane seasons. In Honduras, we are providing blankets, hygiene kits, and kitchen supplies. And now, Hurricane Iota is following Eta's path and making matters devastatingly worse. “All the shelters are conducting daily medical evaluations and testing every patient suspected of having COVID, both with rapid antigen tests and real-time PCR tests,” Nolasco says. New York, December 16, 2020—Hurricanes Eta and Iota have left more than 250,000 people in Honduras with limited access to health care services, but the international response remains insufficient to respond to the urgent needs, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Now his only roof is a bridge. Category 4 Hurricane Eta and Category 5 Hurricane Iota cut similar paths across Central America this month, a one-two punch that killed scores of … While the arrival of two such powerful storms just two weeks apart was an almost unprecedented natural disaster in Honduras, many of the affected believe the authorities have abandoned them to their fate. A total of 25 foreign military assets have been deployed to support the government of Honduras in response to hurricanes Iota and Eta. Together, our community raised $25,595 to provide everything from hotel rooms, clothes, cleaning … Around 30 families took refuge there after losing their homes to the hurricanes Eta and Iota, which devastated large swathes of Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua in the first weeks of November. That’s why we intend to continue raising awareness among the people who live in [larger ad wealthier] countries so that they make more serious and genuine efforts to mitigate the environmental destruction that the whole world is suffering. How can I set them free when they’re all I have? SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded … Thank you to everyone who contributed to our GoFundMe campaign in support of employees and families impacted by the tropical storms that hit Honduras in early November 2020. It’s a prompt to take action against this and listen to what indigenous peoples and the organizations fighting for climate justice have been saying.”. Iota arrived Monday evening with winds of 155 mph (250 kph), hitting nearly the same location as Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier. Iota killed at least 16 people in Nicaragua and a dozen or more in Honduras, according to the Associated Press, just weeks after 130 people died during Eta in Central America. “We lost everything in our homes,” said 22-year-old Carlos Pineda. The pandemic had already plunged the economy deep into recession. Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua's Caribbean coast and flooded some stretches of neighbouring Honduras that were still underwater from Hurricane Eta … San Pedro Sula and El Progreso are among the most severely affected communities. Overview. Subsequent damage from Iota is expected to further inflate those numbers. If you are talented and passionate about human rights then Amnesty International wants to hear from you. Guatemala, which was affected to a much lesser extent by the hurricanes, has already requested TPS for its citizens in the US. Less than two weeks after being battered by Tropical Storm Eta, Honduras was hit by Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricane Iota hit the Nicaraguan coast on November 16 as a Category 4 storm. Eta began affecting northern Honduras as a Category 4 hurricane on 3 November. Encarni Pindado is an independent photojournalist. The national authorities say they saved 34 people stranded on rooftops using military and civilian helicopters, as well as carrying out two aquatic rescues. | Photo by Seth Sidney Berry/Sopa Images/Sipa USA via AP Photo Adapted from an interview by Joshua Collins | Dec 9 2020 Eta, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Honduras on November 3. Duncan Tucker is Amnesty International’s media manager for the Americas. Hurricane Eta Devastates Central America as U.S. Withdraws From Climate Accord Indigenous communities in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala were among the hardest hit. However, in areas where the water hadn’t risen as high, some decided to risk it and stay behind. J ust 13 days after Hurricane Eta, a second devastating storm hit Honduras and other Central American countries this week. The second, much larger storm has destroyed many areas largely spared by Eta and increased the flood damage in already stricken areas. Honduras. Impact "It is possible that Iota could track north of Honduras, allowing the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Eta to be spared," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob … On 26 November, he announced that he had sent the Free Vaccine for All Against COVID-19 law to the National Congress, to “ensure that everyone has access, voluntarily and without cost”. With clouds of mosquitos, large bodies of water and animal corpses everywhere, plus the lack of sanitation due to the storm damage, Nolasco is on the alert for possible outbreaks of malaria and leptospirosis. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane Eta, after it hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane and weakened as it … According to foreign media, Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused around 3.4 million people to be affected in Tegucigalpa alone, including 91 deaths, 189,604 people evacuated and 128,127 left unhoused. Thousands were still recovering from being trapped on their rooftops by Eta, causing nearby levees to fail and flooding neighbourhoods so fast there was no time to escape. Hurricane Iota came ashore just 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall November 3, also as a Category 4 storm. Hurricanes Eta and Iota are the most severe natural hazards that have hit Honduras in more than 20 years. Hurricane Eta has further devastated the country. “The water was rising to the rooftop,” said 25-year-old Ingrid Sanchez, who was rescued along with her two young children from on top of their house by firefighters, who reached them by boat. Article share tools. This storm, Hurricane Iota, has again flooded communities and fields, taken lives, and forced many Hondurans to relocate to shelters. Hurricane Iota has left the Planeta municipality in La Lima, Honduras, submerged in water. Quincy, WA 36° F However, Martínez questions why “citizens are replacing the government’s role in providing humanitarian aid.”. When it rains it pours in Honduras, a country that had already suffered multiple crisis in recent years: state repression, gang violence, economic problems, environmental destruction, mass emigration and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. I have nothing, I lost everything. My house is still flooded, it flooded again when Iota struck. Getting ahead in Honduras will probably be much harder for years to come. Estimates show Hurricane Eta left $5 billion in damages. Along with Benitez and many other residents of San Pedro Sula’s La Lima suburb, she had gathered along the highway that cuts through the city, with nowhere else to go. We continue to assess damage from Eta and Iota around San Pedro Sula in order to determine where to provide additional relief. Two days before the first hurricane arrived, the Honduran government was still promoting a tourism fair to revive the economy, instead of warning the population to take preventive measures. Since then, it has faced accusations of not doing enough to protect the health and dignity of those affected and to guarantee their access to humanitarian assistance. In Honduras, COVID-19 has hit very hard, with many people losing their jobs, food and medications becoming scarce, and prices skyrocketing. This storm, Hurricane Iota, has again flooded communities and fields, taken lives, and forced many Hondurans to relocate to shelters. I haven’t worked for almost a year now because there are no jobs in this country. Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges. In the aftermath of Eta, Honduras … Surreal scenes abound, like in the Chamelecón neighbourhood to the south of the city, where the river overflowed and flooded the cemetery, forcing open graves and leaving coffins floating in the water. San Pedro Sula, the nation’s second biggest city, was devastated. When it rains it pours in Honduras, a country that had already suffered multiple crisis in recent years: state repression, gang violence, economic problems, environmental destruction, mass emigration and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Iota, a Category 4 hurricane, followed a similar path as Hurricane Eta moving west, bringing devastation. “There’s no food, nowhere to bathe, no electricity,” Donaire says. Dinorah Nolasco, director of health in the Cortés region where San Pedro Sula is located, says the area has suffered constant crises in the last two years: “First we had a dengue emergency, then a COVID emergency and now we have this tragedy. Category 4 Hurricane Eta and Category 5 Hurricane Iota cut similar paths across Central America this month, a one-two punch that killed scores of … Marlon Matute, of representative of the San Pedro Sula mayor’s office, affirms that the local government has opened 100 municipal shelter across the city and is providing financial support, food and hygiene products to those affected. “I arrived at the shelter but they told me to set [the animals] free. President Juan Orlando Hernández has visited affected families to deliver humanitarian aid and has declared the construction of dams a national priority. Juana Tabora knew she had to help her neighbours when the water began to flood the streets, blocking the exits in La Lima, her city in northwestern Honduras. Heavily criticised for not ordering evacuations of at-risk areas before Eta, the government broadcast an order days in advance this time. The stench of mud and dead animals lingers everywhere. The storm had sustained winds of 160 mph, as it was centered about 80 miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, and moved westward at 9 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. There’s no work. At least 90% of La Lima, home to 40,000 people, was under water on Wednesday. In San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second-largest city, battered by Hurricane Eta just weeks ago, videos on social media showed streets turned into rivers after hours of heavy rain. El Salvador. The Colombian Air Force has also offered its support, evacuating 97 people in a Black Hawk helicopter. “Yesterday was my 58th birthday and I couldn’t even celebrate with a Coca-Cola,” Mejia says. J ust 13 days after Hurricane Eta, a second devastating storm hit Honduras and other Central American countries this week. This time around global attention – and depleted finances – are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, and there is an absence of US leadership to mobilise support. Hurricane Iota is now growing strong and is set to hit Monday (11/16/2020) and travel the same path causing even more flooding in areas that are still 6 to 8 ft. underwater. “The people have no rights, no health, no work, no nothing,” he adds, as he savours a baleada donated by a passer-by. HOPE; Posted 17 Nov 2020 Originally published 17 Nov 2020. Two weeks after Eta struck, about 60 families were still living beneath a bridge on a highway to the southeast of San Pedro Sula. Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused damage of at least $1.8 billion in Honduras and affected almost half of its population, estimated a report by the ECLAC released Sunday by the government. Hurricane Iota intensified over the Caribbean, strengthening to a Category 5 hurricane on Monday as it neared Nicaragua and Honduras. Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges. “When we saw the distress people were in we didn’t even think about these things... [I thought] come on, maybe they could be saved here, even if there’s not much room.”, Many of those affected have suffered post-traumatic stress due to everything they’ve been through since Eta, the first hurricane, approached. Another 25 sheep of his drowned when the property flooded. Another hurricane, Iota, is expected to strike the country Monday evening. “We have family and children. Iota will be the second major hurricane to hit the area in as many weeks. Much of the valley, just like La Lima, is under water. It’s going to need repairing because it’s sinking, it’s full of mud and it has dead animals inside.”, The families sheltered beneath the bridge bathe in the rainwater that falls on the highway and relieve themselves in the sewers. Hurricane ETA and IOTA Final Update: A Heartfelt Thank You and Two Stories from Survivors. HONDURAS SOLIDARITY NETWORK (HSN) HURRICANE ETA EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND Tabora had already buried many COVID-19 victims and even had to close her business for a while because of the pandemic, but she immediately put her concerns to one side to shelter those who needed her help.   |   Distributions have also resumed. Victims of the lack of environmental protection. Cookie Statement 11/7/2020: Honduras was hit hard by Hurricane Eta last week causing major flooding. Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras back-to-back in November. Photograph: Yoseph Amaya/Getty, ‘This was worse than Eta’: Hurricane Iota brings repeat destruction to Honduras. Hurricanes Iota and Eta deal Honduras a catastrophic double-blow. Hurricane victims take refuge under a bridge in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Thousands of acres of crops were washed away, causing even more shortages in communities already experiencing severe food insecurity as a result of the pandemic. Just two weeks after Hurricane Eta brought widespread flooding and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, Honduras was battered by a second hurricane, leaving a level of destruction in its wake that rivals the worst natural disasters in the region’s history. 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Iota became a Category 5 hurricane … About 2.9 million people in Honduras were affected by Eta, according to the country’s emergency response unit, including many like Benitez whose homes were flooded to the rooftops. “It’s really hard to get ahead in this country,” she added, holding her pyjama-clad children tight. Eta is the strongest hurricane to ravage Honduras since Mitch in 1998, which killed over 7,000 people. 4 min read. Second devastating hurricane in two weeks lashes fragile nation and leaves villages submerged, Last modified on Thu 19 Nov 2020 12.43 GMT. The impact of the hurricanes was so severe that it made many people forget, at least momentarily, about the pandemic that has changed the world. “I have nothing, I’m broke now. Residents wade through a flooded road Thursday in Planeta, Honduras, in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta. “It’s a clear sign of imbalance and an urgent warning to seek a more harmonious and respectful relationship with nature. Save the Children has already dispatched front-line workers to more than 20 communities that were severely impacted by Hurricane Eta, and will extend its reach to support victims of Iota. He says the Movimiento de Diversidad en Resistencia group raised a thousand dollars to buy them food, clothing and shoes, while transgender refugees in US cities such as Washington DC and Miami have sent them money to buy supplies. Even I had a fever for two days. “Some of the churches and other people who are helping out donate toilet paper but there’s no government aid here,” López explains. It is unlikely Honduras will receive anywhere close to what it needs to rebuild. Others died or disappeared in the rushing floodwaters. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. “You feel a nervousness, a tension among us,” Tabora reflects. In the years after Mitch, Hondurans migrated to the US for the first time in significant numbers, leading to a substantial rise in, and dependence on, remittances. Two weeks later, it’s still raining hard and the family remains in the funeral home, without any support from the state. Durch starke Regenfälle sind … He described Hurricane Iota as a “catastrophic situation unfolding for northern Honduras with an extreme storm surge of 15- to 20-foot forecast along with destructive winds and potentially 30 inches of rainfall, and it is exacerbated by the fact that it should make landfall in almost the exact same location that Category 4 Hurricane Eta did about two weeks ago.” 07 (al 13 de enero 2021) Format Situation Report Sources. Iota became the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season early Sunday, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras -- … He says he almost drowned when the water first began to rise. They should not put them in places where there are only men... this could lead to discriminatory actions or violence against the LGBT community.”, Martinez speaks with pride of the solidarity the LGBT community has shown with trans women in the coastal areas worst affected by the hurricanes. You can use this tool to change your cookie settings. Honduras was hit hard by Hurricane Eta last week causing major flooding. Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently ransacked by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta. “I came racing out with my four children when the water started to rise at eight in the evening,” says López, who had to later to separate from his family to look after their livestock. But the main concern remains the pandemic that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives and brought more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 to a nation of 9.5 million people. The valley surrounding San Pedro Sula – the country’s economic motor and home to about 2 million people – is the hardest hit area in the nation. Today, Honduras weighs heavy on our hearts. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane Eta, after it hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane and weakened as it … The hurricanes brought damaging winds, life-threatening storm surge and flash flooding to the region. I couldn’t get in when Donald Trump was in charge... he didn’t give anybody a chance to work there, but now things are going to change with Joe Biden.”. Hurricanes Eta and Iota left more than 150,000 people in Honduras homeless and many lost everything. Situation updates about hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are provided in this discussion. The last time Honduras suffered a natural disaster of this scale was in 1998, when Hurricane Mitch – the worst natural disaster in Central American history and one of the deadliest Atlantic storms ever – devastated much of the country’s infrastructure.   |   Tropical Storm Eta and Hurricane Iota have landed Honduras and much of Central America a catastrophic double-blow. National Civil Police distribute donated clothes to victims of Hurricane Iota queueing at the Chamelecón neighbourhood in San Pedro Sula. Back then the international community rushed in with billions in aid. Many whose lives have been upended by the recent hurricanes are already considering migrating, including some who’ve begun organising caravans via social media. Preliminary estimates of the economic loss from Eta ranged from 10 to 20% of GDP, or roughly $2.5 to $5bn (£2-£4bn), and the Iota impact could double those numbers. Estimates show Hurricane Eta left $5 billion in damages. Read more. An estimated 100,000 people remained isolated across Honduras in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta as Iota made landfall. (Update: 4 December 2020) So far there is a total of roughly 4.6 million people affected by Eta & Iota together in Honduras, of which 1.78 million are children. The government has been too overwhelmed to make an accurate count. In a phone interview from Tegucigalpa, the nation’s capital, Erick Martínez Salgado, a defender of the rights of the LGBT community, affirms that the government response to the hurricanes and the pandemic has been weakened by a lack of planning and the historic corruption of state institutions. That number is expected to increase substantially following Iota, which made landfall on the north coast of Nicaragua on Monday as a category four hurricane before pushing through Honduras the following day as a tropical storm with torrential rain and heavy winds. Nery Benitez was working shifts as a baggage handler at San Pedro Sula’s airport when it got flooded by Hurricane Eta. Iota killed at least 16 people in Nicaragua and a dozen or more in Honduras, according to the Associated Press, just weeks after 130 people died during Eta in Central America. USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is providing life-saving assistance to people affected by severe flooding, landslides, and damage caused by Tropical Storm Eta. “I had gone seven months without work and three days after I got called back this flooding happened,” the 50-year-old said. Many worry about post-storm corruption. 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