Honduras: Acute Food Insecurity Situation in the Corredor Seco region in October-November 2015 and Projection for December 2015 - April 2016
Analysis conducted on Region 13: Golfo de Fonseca
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.10.2015 > 30.04.2016

Key
results


Recommendations
& next steps


Acute
Malnutrition


The region of Corredor Seco is still classified with high level of food and nutrition insecurity for the period of October-November 2015. A high percentage of the population of this region has migrated to other parts of the country to maintain their income. 25% of households have an undiversified diet; where 75% allocated the highest percentage of their income to access food which is the main limiting factor their other basic needs. 

The limited access to water for domestic use and adequate sanitation has increased the prevalence of acute diarrhoeal diseases in children under 5 years, affecting nutrient absorption and nutritional status. Further, the population is affected by virus of Dengue and Chikungunya, mainly children and school-age population. 

The loss of whole grain recorded for 4 consecutive years have damaged the livelihoods of the poorest families in the region, further damage caused by the national coffee rust resulting in the displacement of employment opportunities, especially during the harvest season (November / March).

Rainfall deficit in the region affected other agricultural activities, increasing unemployment; situation that has affected the food stability of families living in conditions of vulnerability in region. Given the situation of families who depends on grain and livestock, some municipalities have been classified into Phase 3 namely: Apacilagua, Morolica, San Isidro, San José, Caridad, San Francisco de Coray, Liure, Soledad, Texiguat, Vado Ancho, Reitoca, Alubaren, Curarén, La Libertad, Aguanqueterique, Guajiquiro, Lauterique, Mercedes de Oriente, San Juan and Opatoro.

Estimated population: 22.902 people (Approx.  8%). 

In the projected period of analysis (Dec.2015-April 2016), there will be food stocks in the poorest areas but with limited quantities, so that families will reduce their consumption in terms of quantity and quality. In turn the effect of prolonged drought, it is considered a major limiting factor in access to water and basic sanitation conditioning negative biological utilization of food by families living in these areas. 

Given this situation, 8% of household groups have been estimated to continue being into Phase 3. Phase 3 Towns: Apacilagua, Yuayupe, Morolica, San Isidro, San José, Caridad, San Francisco de Coray, Liure, Soledad, Texiguat, Vado Ancho, Reitoca, Alubaren, Curarén, La Libertad, Aguanqueterique, Guajiquiro, Lauterique, Mercedes de Oriente, San Juan and Opatoro. Estimated population: 22.902 people (Approx. 8%).

The main driving factors of food insecurity are:

  • limited access to water for domestic use and adequate sanitation which has increased the prevalence of acute diarrhoeal diseases in children under 5 years
  • national coffee rust
  • displacement of employment opportunities
  • rainfall deficit
  • increasining unemployment


Country Related Information



Contacts





Join our mailing list  

  >