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Honduras launches $280 million UN-backed humanitarian aid program

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras and the United Nations launched a humanitarian aid program on Thursday aimed at helping more than two million of the Central American country’s most vulnerable people, the groups said.

The UN said in a statement that the plan requires approximately 100 million dollars to help those affected by drought, historic flooding caused by tropical storms and drug trafficking. and those who have suffered recent crop failures due to insecurity caused by gangs and gangs.

Funding will come from the Honduran government, humanitarian organizations and other donors, it said, adding that the program will be launched this month It will be presented in Geneva at a later date, with a view to attracting support from other countries.

Nearly 100 projects will be funded this year, including food supply and crop recovery programs, assistance to evicted and displaced persons, and health and water plans.

Humanitarian needs in Honduras have increased recently Over the years due to rising living costs, natural disasters and violence, the UN says 100% of Honduras people live in poverty and 3.2 million people are in need of assistance.



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