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Subregional Central America | Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Subregional Central America | Hurricanes Eta and Iota
Mar 2021

Central America has been severely affected by a record-breaking hurricane season, with Category 4 Hurricane Eta raging through the region at the beginning of November, followed by Category 5 Hurricane Iota just about two weeks later. The heavy rains, strong winds, flash floods and storm surges triggered by the Hurricanes have affected a total of about 8.3 million people across Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, which are already hard hit by years of erratic weather patterns and more recently by the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, resulting in potentially significant catastrophic impacts. Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua were the most heavily affected countries in the region. Supporting small-scale farmers and other affected households who lost crops and productive assets from the early onset of the lean season through the primera harvest (March‑September 2021) is essential to restore their livelihoods.

 

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