27 October 2008
Flood in Honduras
|Type of Event:||Flood|
|Location of Event:||Honduras|
|Date of Charter Activation:||27/10/2008|
|Charter Requestor:||UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA|
The central and western part of Honduras - mainly the district of Francisco Morazán and the Ulua River in Yoro - were affected by floods and a great number of landslides. According to officials, 33 deaths were reported, some 270,000 persons have been affected, 100,000 hectares of crops have been lost and approximately 50% of the roads are damaged or destroyed. The Government has formally requested humanitarian assistance.