Our economic inclusion programs ensure that refugees have economic opportunities to earn sustainable income and start their lives anew.
San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa
Honduras faces multidimensional humanitarian risks in a state of extreme fragility. Recurring hurricanes and extreme weather conditions have exacerbated the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in an increase of organized crime, widespread violence, and economic instability.
As a consequence, more Hondurans have become internally displaced, or are seeking international protection abroad. The country currently registers an estimated 247,000 internally displaced people.
Honduras is an important transit country for refugees and migrants traveling north towards the U.S.-Mexico border. It is estimated that 701,219 refugees and migrants crossed the country irregularly during 2023.
In recent years, Honduras has received large numbers of returnees from abroad. According to the National Migration Institute, 147,151 individuals returned to Honduras from other countries between 2022 and 2023.
Our Work in Honduras
HIAS Honduras has a comprehensive protection approach aimed at ensuring populations with humanitarian needs receive assistance that prioritizes access to rights and services. HIAS develops programs that provide people with mental health and psychosocial (MHPSS) support, gender-based violence (GBV) protection, economic inclusion services, cash transfers, and legal protection.
As part of HIAS’ commitment to assisting those most in need, we proactively prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters around the world that create displaced populations.
Community Mental Health Services Help Hondurans Cope
A community-based intervention implemented by HIAS Honduras, USAID, and, FUNADEH, the EMPODER program provided mental health support, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention, and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) to over 17,500 people in San Pedro Sula and Choloma between 2021 and 2023.Read More