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Save the Children International
Honduras is a major origin country of migrants. Home to 9.7 million people, the country is one of the poorest in Central America facing increasing social, economic and natural risks in a context of fragility. The COVID-19 pandemic and hurricanes Eta and Iota aggravated the pre-existing reality of high levels of poverty, unemployment, gender inequality, low institutional capacity and structural violence. Combined with a desire for family reunification, these conditions drive thousands of Hondurans to leave their country and take the dangerous migratory route.