UNICEF celebrates tenth anniversary of ‘Football for Life’
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 18 July 2012 – Hundreds of children and adolescents participated in the tenth anniversary of ‘Football for Life’ in Honduras. This programme, supported by the Central District Municipality Mayor’s Office and UNICEF, has provided access to sport, education and health care to more than 40,000 children in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods of the capital over the last decade.
UNICEF-supported study sheds light on gangs in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 2 July 2012 – More than 4,700 children and young people belong to gangs in Honduras. Social exclusion and lack of opportunities are some of the factors that drive them to join these dangerous groups.
Field Diary: Clean water improves health and education for children in Cerritos II, Honduras
LEPAERA, Honduras, 21 May 2012 – “Before, we had to go very early to collect spring water. We walked for a long time to the spring and home again. Then, there were times when we got sick,” said 12-year-old Selvin Hernandez. “But now everything has changed.”
UNICEF-supported programme aims to rehabilitate ex-gang members in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 12 October 2011 - Oscar, 25, has lived a good deal of his childhood and adolescence as a member of gang 18, one of the biggest and most violent currently operating in Honduras. He was barely nine years old when he dropped out of school and joined the gang. Alone in the world, his fellow gang members became his family.
UNICEF Regional Director hears the concerns of a gathering of youth in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras 25 July 2011- Adults must make more of an effort to listen to our children, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Bernt Aasen, told a gathering of fifty children and adolescents in Honduras in May.
Board game teaches Honduran schoolchildren about managing risk
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 10 November 2010 – La Isla School was flooded and lost all its equipment last June, when Tropical Storm Agatha caused the nearby Choluteca River to overflow. But today, students at the school gather around Riesgolandia, or Riskland, a board game created by UNICEF that aims to instill a culture of risk management in the schoolchildren of Honduras – one of the Latin American countries where natural disasters are regular occurrence.
As severe floods engulf Central America, children are some of the worst affected
NEW YORK, USA, 29 October 2008 – Severe flooding caused by heavy rains during the past two weeks continues to engulf Central America, leaving dozens of people dead and affecting 410,000 – 70 per cent of them in Honduras.
Ten years after Hurricane Mitch, Honduras is once again hit by natural disaster
NEW MOROLICA, Honduras, 27 October 2008 — In a coincidence that shows the terrible frequency with which severe tropical storms and hurricanes strike the region, the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Mitch falls at a time when Honduras is again suffering a nationwide natural disaster.
The power of football to improve young lives
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 11 August 2008 - When he scored against host country Spain in the 1982 FIFA Wold Cup, Héctor Zelaya grabbed the attention of football fans worldwide. Today, in his home country of Honduras, his influence on the lives of children is no less profound.
Young Honduran activist and editor inspires children living with HIV
The XVll International AIDS Conference begins in Mexico on 3 August. About 25,000 people are expected to attend, including political and public health leaders, and young people affected by AIDS. Here is one in a series of stories leading up to the annual conference.
Hurricane Felix: Nicaragua bears the brunt and Honduras endures heavy rains
NEW YORK, USA, 5 September 2007 – The eye of Hurricane Felix touched down in the northeastern town of Sandy Bay on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua early yesterday morning, blowing the roofs off 90 per cent of homes and knocking out electricity over a wide area. An estimated 30,000 people have been affected by the disaster.