The Canadian Red Cross Sends its Emergency Health Clinic to Honduras for Hurricane Relief

Red Cross Canada | November 20, 2020

Red Cross Canada, Hurricane Eta Starting on November 3, Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, swept through Central America, causing heavy rains, flooding and damage to vital infrastructure, homes and crops. Only two weeks later, Hurricane Iota, a category 5 storm, hit many of the same areas. The storms have affected more than 4 million people in all Central American countries and caused extensive damage in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.
In Honduras, over 3 million people have been directly affected, including over 57,000 people who have evacuated and 11,000 people currently in shelters. Access to medical care, clean water, and sanitation and hygiene measures are immediate needs.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, and the Government of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is sending its Emergency Health Clinic to Honduras to help save lives and alleviate the suffering of those in need of care after these devastating hurricanes.
The Emergency Health Clinic will be staffed by Canadian aid workers and aid workers from other Red Cross or Red Crescent national societies, including emergency response staff, doctors, and nurses. This group of highly skilled and experienced professionals will work with local Honduran Red Cross personnel and other national partners to provide appropriate and sustainable health care services.
Canadians wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross’ response to Hurricane Eta can make a donation to the Hurricane Eta in Central America Fund.