Honduras Post-Election Update
Political unrest in Honduras has been increasing since the recent presidential election on November 26, 2017. Both opposing parties have unofficially declared victory, resulting in violent confrontations between supporters, protestors and the police.
Because of the street-wide uproars, roads have been blocked, businesses–including banks and grocery stores–have been forced to close, and a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am is in effect. Access to food, hospitals, transportation and schools has been restricted.
While local staff have cautiously resumed some activities in Honduras, regular sponsorship operations, such as sponsor correspondence, Special Gifts
, sponsor visits
and child monitoring, have been temporarily suspended, due to safety concerns. All six Honduran communities supported by Canadian have been impacted by these restrictions: Renacer, Esmeralda, Cerro de Plata, Lluvia de Peces, Nueva Frontera and Perla del Ulua.
World Vision will continue to closely monitor the situation in Honduras and keep sponsors updated with any new developments. For more information on the situation in Honduras or to check on the status of your sponsored child, please call us at 1-888-526-7770.
Unreliable rains have put additional strain on Hondurans in recent years. Key to combating hunger and disease in these conditions is to build household and community resilience.
An example of this is World Vision’s Farming Field School where students learn modern techniques to optimize land resources and water for increased crop production. A lack of clean water is another environmental and health issue for children in Honduras. Community volunteers, health staff, church leaders and sanitation committees partner with us to train families on treating water and practicing basic sanitation to improve the health and nutrition of children.