Honduras: Emergency Response to people affected by the structural fire in Guanaja, Islas de la Bahia – RRF 12/2021

On October 2, 2021, there was a fire of great proportions, starting at 3:00 a.m., lasting several hours, on the island of Guanaja, municipality of the department of Islas de la Bahia, insular area of Honduras, with an approximate population of 5,739. According to preliminary data from the Permanent Commission on Contingencies (COPECO), the damages registered are 2,500 people directly affected, 90 homes totally destroyed, 136 homes with severe damage and 3 injured are reported so far, these damages will increase when doing the last count; the economic damages have not yet been quantified; however, the suffering of many people can be appreciated; on the other hand, having been exposed to the gases caused by the fire can have repercussions on their health, in addition to other ailments.

Comission de Accion Social Menonita (Mennonite Social Action Commission) (CASM) has accessed the Rapid Response Fund for their response.

RRF 12 2021 Honduras fire