CENTRAL AMERICA IN CRISIS

THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANES IOTA & ETA NEED YOUR HELP

Central America Hurricane Response

Hurricane Iota has pounded Nicaragua and will bring torrential rains and more flooding to Honduras and parts of Guatemala and El Salvador. Just two weeks ago, Tropical storm Eta struck a direct hit on that same part of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The human costs are heartbreaking– horrible flooding, high winds, and landslides. Now, many families who narrowly escaped with their lives, are once again in danger. This natural disaster is hitting Central America while it is still reeling from the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Black and Indigenous communities who already suffer from historical patterns of exclusion and discrimination, are experiencing disproportionate devastation.  We can help!

Alianza Americas has teamed up with the Hispanic Federation, and Presente.org to support this urgent relief campaign. We invite other organizations to join us in this urgent mission and in our ongoing efforts to support Latin American and immigrant communities impacted by COVID-19 and intersecting crises like the climate emergency. We deeply appreciate the Hispanic Federation’s generous kick-off match for the Central American relief fund.

Our urgent goal is to raise $250,000 to rush resources to Central America now. Please make a donation and your contribution will be matched. Double your impact thanks to the Hispanic Federation.

Our partners are already helping displaced people— rushing food, blankets, and temporary shelter to the most affected areas.  Your contributions will put desperately needed resources in the right hands, right away.  Because we are in this for the long haul, we will stay to make sure that communities can heal and rebuild.

 

Every day, we are sending urgently needed funds to groups doing work directly on the ground. Today, donations were sent to:

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS YOU HAVE HELPED

ODECO

HONDURAS

 

Organización de Desarrollo Étnico Comunitario, ODECO, a Garífuna organization in La Ceiba, Honduras

 

Founded in 1992, ODECA was created to fight for the integral development of Afro-Honduran communities and to contribute to the construction of a profile of dignity for women and men of African descent in Honduras. 

ERIC - SJ

HONDURAS

Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (ERIC) and Radio Progreso in Honduras

The Reflection, Research and Communication Team (ERIC-SJ for it’s initials in Spanish) was founded in1980 as a Center for Research and Social Action, related to issues impacting rural Honduras. ERIC-SJ is a faith-based organization whose mission is to develop a diverse group of people that work for the construction of a just, equitable and sovereign society, through reflection, research and communication.

FUNDACIÓN SAN LUCAS EN LA COSTA ATLÁNTICA DE NICARAGUA

NICARAGUA

Fundación San Lucas on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua 

Fundación San Lucas Nicaragua is a non-governmental Christian organization working on health and community development issues with an emphasis on the most vulnerable populations including women and children, from an empowerment, gender equity, rights and risk management approach. The organization is currently working diligently to provide essential resources to victims impacted by the hurricanes.

COLECTIVO ARTESANA IN GUATEMALA

GUATEMALA

 

Colectivo Artesana in Guatemala

Colectivo Artesana has over 14 years of experience providing ongoing support to persons detained in Guatemala and people effected by natural disasters. They are currently prioritizing resources for women and children, elderly single women and people with disabilities. Wheelchair support and crutches have been provided for people with disabilities. At this time, they are in urgent need of resources to send to communities impacted by the hurricanes in Central America.

 

URACCAN

NICARAGUA

Universidad de las Regiones Autónomas de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense

URACCAN is a public university in Nicaragua responding to the urgent needs of the most vulnerable in their community. Funds transferred to them will help them continue to use their facilities as shelter for those impacted by hurricane, transmit up to date information through their radio channels, and provide supplies to students and administrators helping assess the damage and identifying people impacted by the damage.

ASOCIACIÓN COORDINADORA COMUNITARIA DE SERVICIOS PARA LA SALUD

GUATEMALA

Asociación Coordinadora Comunitaria de Servicios para la Salud 

Coordinating Association of Health Community Services facilitates and joins community projects to promote community health and sustainable development in Guatemala. They provide emergency food and seeds to plant once more in December. They have been working since the pandemic ensuring access to drinkable water. 

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