Flood Resilience Alliance: Honduras Country Briefing

According to the annual Global Climate Risk Index produced by Germanwatch, Honduras is among the top five most vulnerable countries. The effects of disasters negatively impact development and increase poverty. In the last two decades, disasters have caused losses and damages to the country equivalent to US$ 5,592 m. Flooding affects 14.8 percent of the country’s territory. In the Sula Valley, in northern Honduras, floods affect 26.6 per cent of the territory.

Our objectives in Honduras:

  • Develop a study of flood disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, plans, guidelines, and legal frameworks in the municipalities of Villanueva, San
    Pedro Sula, and Choloma.
  • Optimize collaboration on flood-related DRR through coordination networks, planning and execution of actions involving entities such as COPECO, the Flood Control Commission of the Sula Valley, municipalities, and other external actors, according to the Sendai Framework and the Central American policy on comprehensive disaster risk management (PCGIR).
  • Share relevant information on legal frameworks for DRR with communities.
  • Promote community participation on flooding DRR, primarily in the municipalities of the Sula Valley.
Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
ZFRA_Country-Brief-Honduras_English_Web.pdf 716 KB

Related Resources

Guidance material, Report
29 Jun 2022
This paper discusses how we can support a shift from grey to green, blue and hybrid infrastructure and what the necessary economic, political, and social steps are. It is the result of an event that took place on the 9th of November 2021 as part of t...
Tags: Guidance material, Report, Flood
Assessment or evaluation, Guidance material
27 Jul 2017
En noviembre de 2007, en la XXX Conferencia Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja se adoptó por unanimidad una serie de recomendaciones para ayudar a los gobiernos a adecuar sus sistemas de regulación a las intervenciones internacio...
Tags: Assessment or evaluation, Guidance material, Disaster Law
Video
21 Nov 2014
The video features the different water conservation efforts initiated by the Government of Sikkim to adapt to the myriad impacts of climate change.
Tags: Video, Climate Change Adaptation, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)