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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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Honduras is among the top three countries in the world that are reported to be most vulnerable to predicted climate change effects.1 There are a high percentage of hurricanes, floods and landslides that naturally occur in Honduras, and these are projected to increase in the coming decades.2 Many of the countryâ's shantytowns are cut off from clean water and other resources after excessive flooding or landslides.3 Hondurasâ' economy depends heavily on agriculture and agricultural exports like coffee, bananas, and melons, and the effects of flooding on these products could cripple the livelihoods of thousands of families.4 In particular, Hondurasâ' coffee crops have been recently devastated by La Roya, a fungal disease.5

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1 http://www.who.int/countryfocus/cooperation_strategy/ccsbrief_hnd_en.pdf?ua=1
2 Ibid
3http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/small-projects-big-changes-climate-risk-honduran-slums/
4 http://www.progressio.org.uk/blog/empowered-blog/climate-change-honduras
5 Ibid
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Honduras News

The Hindu 
However, the support from the crowd was not enough for Honduras to turn the tables against Brazil which eased to a 3-0 win and qualified for the quarterfinals of the FIFA under-17 World Cup. A brace from Brenner (11th and 56th) and a strike from Marcos ... See more..
snopes.com 
The wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting brought the widespread online circulation of an image which sought to make the point that two countries of roughly equal population, Honduras and Switzerland, had radically different laws regarding gun ... See more..
ESPN FC 
FIFA says it will contribute $150,000 each toward travel costs for the soccer federations of Australia, Honduras, New Zealand and Peru. New Zealand media this week reported that soccer officials made their case to FIFA for financial help toward ... See more..
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Fox Sports 
Honduras newspapers El Diez and LaPrensa reported Honduras faced a fine over the alleged chants. “Unfortunately FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Honduras and they meet again on November 3,” Meija said. “They shouted again the word that ... See more..
Fox Sports 
Hired after taking arch-rivals Costa Rica to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, topping a group that included Uruguay, Italy and England, Honduras were looking for an immediate impact, but with reports of fallings out among the old ... See more..
ESPN FC 
The Socceroos will throw themselves into the fire ahead of their World Cup playoff with Honduras, opting to spend the lead-up week to their away match in the Central American nation. Coach Ange Postecoglou and Football Federation Australia have decided ... See more..
Marines.mil (press release) 
The Marines are conducting infrastructure improvement projects at local schools in Trujillo at the request of the government of Honduras. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are deployed to Central America to conduct security cooperation training and ... See more..
Dialogo Americas (blog) 
At least twice a year, the Honduran Armed Forces Regional Humanitarian Aid Training Center (CARAH, per its Spanish acronym) invites military and civilian rescuers from Central America and the Caribbean to participate in training to improve their ... See more..
Firstpost 
Honduras' coach Jose Valladares had spoken of his desire to disrupt Brazil's 'technical' football. To realise his goal, he fielded the side in a 4-3-2-1 formation. The three central midfielders are positioned very deep to compress the space between ... See more..
New York Times 
The Rivera brothers, who led a trafficking organization called Los Cachiros, built a fortune as middlemen, moving cocaine from hidden airstrips northward to the Mexican cartels. The brothers used violence to muscle out rivals and others, from at least ... See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua
Area

Total 112,090 sq km
Land 111,890 sq km
Water 200 sq km

Climate

subtropical in lowlands, temperate in mountains
Natural Resources

timber, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, antimony, coal, fish, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

frequent, but generally mild, earthquakes; extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast
Current Environmental Issues

urban population expanding; deforestation results from logging and the clearing of land for agricultural purposes; further land degradation and soil erosion hastened by uncontrolled development and improper land use practices such as farming of marginal lands; mining activities polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country's largest source of fresh water), as well as several rivers and streams, with heavy metals

Demographics

Nationality
Honduran
Population
8,448,465 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Honduras, the second poorest country in Central America, suffers from extraordinarily unequal distribution of income, as well as high underemployment. While historically dependent on the export of bananas and coffee, Honduras has diversified its export base to include apparel and automobile wire harnessing. Nearly half of Honduras's economic activity is directly tied to the US, with exports to the US accounting for 30% of GDP and remittances for another 20%. The US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in 2006 and has helped foster foreign direct investment, but physical and political insecurity, as well as crime and ...See More perceptions of corruption, may deter potential investors; about 70% of FDI is from US firms. The economy registered modest economic growth of 3.0%-4.0% from 2010 to 2012, insufficient to improve living standards for the nearly 65% of the population in poverty. An 18-month IMF Standby Arrangement expired in March 2012 and was not renewed, due to the country's growing budget deficit and weak current account performance. Public sector workers complained of not receiving their salaries in November and December 2012, and government suppliers are owed at least several hundred million dollars in unpaid contracts. The government announced in January 2013 that loss-making public enterprises will be forced to submit financial rescue plans before receiving their budget allotments for 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$38.42 billion (2012 est.); $37.2 billion (2011 est.); $35.86 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, coffee, citrus, corn, African palm; beef; timber; shrimp, tilapia, lobster
Industries

sugar, coffee, woven and knit apparel, wood products, cigars