CENTRAL AMERICA IN CRISIS

THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANES IOTA & ETA NEED YOUR HELP

Central America Hurricane Response

The climate crisis is intensifying. Two category 4 hurricanes, Eta and Iota, made landfall in Central America on November 2nd and 17th, 2020, affecting over 7.2 million people, and leaving an estimated total economic loss of $7 billion. Black and indigenous communities in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala have been among the hardest hit. The heavy rainfall, landslides, and high winds left many communities without access to roads, destroyed homes, and limited capabilities to communicate with several signal towers torn down. These natural disasters worsened the existing situations in Central American countries, due to the economic recession, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the democratic instability and authoritarianism that has affected Central America for years.

Immediately following the landfall of hurricanes Eta and Iota, Alianza Americas teamed up with Hispanic Federation and Presente.Org to create the Central America Relief Fund. Hispanic Federation kicked off fundraising efforts by pledging a $100,000 matching donation. Alianza Americas also provided a $25,000 contribution to the cause. Presente.Org leveraged their over 500,000+ network of members to raise awareness on the devastating results of hurricanes and garner donations. Alianza’s long-time partnerships in the region helped identify 7 community-based organizations in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, to receive donations for direct relief to families and individuals impacted by the storms. This initiative is rooted in the belief of acting in solidarity not charity. We are grateful for the support and action of communities across the Americas who have made this initiative possible. Watch the testimonies about the different ways your contributions were put to work and made a difference.

Over $200,000 Raised

Over $200,000 Raised

30,000 people reached in 60+ communities

30,000 people reached in 60+ communities

600+ Donors

600+ Donors

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. ODECO delivered urgently needed food and water, but also helped communities rebuild and re-plant their crops distributing seeds and farming tools. They also provided medical attention, clothes, food, and water to 2,000 families along with diapers and medication.

ERIC - SJ

HONDURAS

 

Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (ERIC) and Radio Progreso in 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. They provided meal baskets to families and cleaning materials to help communities clean their homes, and hygiene kits for over 10,000 individuals in 2 communities.

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. They prioritized the distribution of resources for women and children, elderly single women and people with disabilities. Their aid reached over 12,000 people in over 30 communities in Guatemala.

 

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. URACCAN provided their facilities as shelters for those impacted by the hurricanes, and used their radio station to keep the community informed on the situation. They also provided supplies for administrators and students who were helping assess the damage and those affected by the hurricanes. Along with providing shelter, they also distributed baskets with food and hygiene items. Their work impacted around 3,000 individuals affected by the hurricanes.

ASOCIACIÓN COORDINADORA COMUNITARIA DE SERVICIOS PARA LA SALUD

GUATEMALA

Asociación Coordinadora Comunitaria de Servicios para la Salud 

ACCS facilitates and joins community projects to promote community health and sustainable development in Guatemala. Their relief efforts have focused on providing emergency food assistance for families and seeds for farmers to replan their crops. They have been working since the start of the pandemic to ensure there is access to drinkable water. Their aid reached over 1250 people in 3 communities of Guatemala.

FUNDACIÓN PASO A PASO HONDURAS

HONDURAS

Fundación Paso a Paso Honduras

Fundación Paso a Paso, is a socio-educational program in San Pedro Sula, in Honduras for children aged 6 to 16 who come from at risk families. The program develops socio-educational, recreational, health and social promotion resources at the Rivera Hernandez sector, municipality of San Pedro Sula. They provided food, hygiene products, and aided in delivering medications for 300 people impacted by the Hurricanes.

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