We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like these. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.
The projects listed below are led by vetted GlobalGiving partners responding to the this disaster. You can donate directly to a specific project or to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Iota Relief Fund and we'll allocate it to where it's needed most. GlobalGiving will post reports about how your donation has been put to use.
In Honduras, COVID-19 has hit very hard, with many people losing their jobs, food and medications becoming scarce, and prices skyrocketing. Hospitals are overrun and the COVID death toll continues to rise. Hurricane Eta has further devastated the country. It took Honduras over 20 years to recover from Hurricane Mitch, and now Hurricane Eta has caused similar devastation-this time during a pandemic. Mayor Potencial will help mitigate the effects by providing care packages and shelter.
Hurricane Iota left 70% of Cartagena under water. The poverty rate there before the pandemic was 26%. After the months of lockdown, it increased to +40% as over 100,000 people lost their source of income. Covid was the first blow, now Iota dealt a second blow. This project is administered through Conviventia who will provide emergency relief to the worst affected families and give them a chance to rebuild their lives.
Thank you for coming here and looking for ways to help families in poverty. If you are here it is because you know the crisis that San Andres, Providencia, the Caribbean region are going through due to Hurricane Iota and the serious floods that Choco is experiencing and you want to help rebuild and support the affected families
In Honduras, Hurricane Eta left a trail of destruction. 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. And now, Hurricane Iota is following Eta's path and making matters devastatingly worse. Your support and solidarity are urgently needed to help equip our partners with emergency supplies so they can reach and assist families and small farmers whose homes and crops were destroyed.
Hurricane ETA has deepened the challenges in the areas of economy, health and education that the most vulnerable communities in Honduras faced due to the almost 10 months of confinement as a preventive measure against COVID - 19. While we work supporting families affected by Storm ETA, Hurricane Iota arrived in our country leaving more rain and destruction, floods and landslides could be aggravated by the effects of both hurricanes in less than 15 days, affecting the same areas.