Appeal for Central America after Hurricane Eta and Iota
Eta, the most powerful hurricane to hit Central America in the past twenty years, and Iota have affected millions of people, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and causing floods, landslides and power cuts. Dozens of deaths have been reported across the region. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach communities that have been cut off.
Help us rebuild homes and lives in Central America
Caritas Internationalis’ regional coordinator for Latin America, Fr Francisco Hernández, says, “As always, it is the poorest suffering the most. People who were already vulnerable desperately need shelter, food and help protecting themselves from COVID-19.”
Each initial emergency programme in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua will last two months, cost up to a total of €250,000 per country and will respond to vital needs in the three countries for the next two months. This will include providing food, hygiene kits, access to safe drinking water and ensuring people can protect themselves from COVID-19.
Please support our work so we can help the poorest impacted by the hurricanes.