Honduras is an impoverished country that has been repeatedly battered by both natural disasters and sociopolitical turmoil, such as catastrophic flooding caused by hurricanes, persistent droughts linked to climate change, a 2009 military coup, disputed elections, endemic corruption and soaring crime rates. These cascading crises have spurred an exodus of Honduran migrants through Mexico and into the United States. USIP is developing new programming in the country that will focus on communities with high emigration rates. The objective is to help Hondurans bridge political and social divides, counter polarization, reduce urban violence and prevent climate-related conflict in the countryside.
El 21 de agosto, el Parlamento Centroamericano – organismo regional regional que representa a Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, la República Dominicana y Panamá – votó a favor de expulsar a Taiwán como observador permanente y sustituirlo por la República Popular China (RPC).
On August 21, the Central American Parliament — a regional body representing Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Panama — voted to expel Taiwan as a permanent observer and replace them with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Countries as geographically diverse as Honduras, Jordan, and Pakistan are experiencing a common challenge—rapid growth in urban populations as conflict and climate-induced disasters push people from rural areas into cities. This report examines the effects of this increased urban migration on both the migrants and the urban environment, as well as the challenges policymakers face. It offers recommendations to help meet the needs of growing urban populations and develop adaptive, resilient systems to better withstand the impacts of climate change and conflict.