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ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

ACT member CASM receives alliance's 2015 climate award

Feb 17, 2015

17 February 2015 - The 2015 ACT Alliance Climate Change Best Practice Award goes to Mennonite Social Action Committee (CASM) in Honduras, for its programme to reduce environmental and social vulnerability as drought led to corn and bean crop failures of 40-60% in areas.

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Aug 28, 2014

28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.

From beatings and silence to a dignified life

From beatings and silence to a dignified life

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - Poor, oppressed and illiterate. Silent, hesitant and timid – especially when their husbands were around. That is what life was like for most of the women in the small Lenca Indian village Río Grande. But a women’s project, supported by DCA, helped change their living conditions. We tell their story for world Indigenous People’s Day, August 8

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About Honduras
  • Population: 7.5 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Tegucigalpa
  • Area: 112,492 sq km (43,433 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, indigenous languages, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 lempira = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Coffee, bananas, shellfish, meat, timber, gold and other minerals
  • GNI per capita: US$1,800 (World Bank, 2008)