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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, Sudan, United States of America
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Religion, Poverty
The Missioners of Christ is a Catholic Christian community centered in prayer and united by Covenant that evangelizes, disciples, and sends forth youth and young adults on domestic and foreign missions to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ.
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Argentina , Bolivia , Chile , Colombia , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Guatemala , Honduras , Mexico ...See More Countries , Paraguay , Peru , Uruguay , Venezuela Show Less Countries
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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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We advocate, train and collaborate to protect the world's children. We work to make the world safer for children by eradicating child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation.
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Honduras is highly vulnerable to extreme hurricanes and flooding on the Caribbean coast. There are also many earthquakes in the area, although they are typically minor.1 The country has been labeled the most dangerous country in the world for environmentalist activists; there were 101 murders of environmental activists from 2010 to 2014. Global Witness cites the high demand of natural resources by the Global North as the source of much of the violence in developing countries.2 Many of the country’s shanty towns are cut off from clean water and other resources after excessive flooding or landslides.3 Honduras’ coffee crops have been recently devastated by “La Roya,” a fungal disease exacerbated by climate change. There are signs that the airborne fungal disease is returning, as coffee ...See More plants previously impervious to the disease are becoming infected.4 Show Less

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1 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ho.html
2 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/07/honduras-environment-killing-human-rights-berta-caceres-flores-murder
3 http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/small-projects-big-changes-climate-risk-honduran-slums/
4 https://www.sustainableharvest.com/blog/early-warning-roya-threatens-honduras
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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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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