Damange from Hurricane Eta has left many children and families in Nicaragua without shelter and vulernable to Hurricane Iota.
Hurricane Iota: Facts, FAQs and How to Help
Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm on Monday, November 16, 2020, along almost exactly the same stretch of coast recently devastated by Hurricane Eta.
With wind speeds up to about 155 miles per hour, the storm battered communities that were already cut off by washed-out bridges, downed trees and flooded roads from Hurricane Eta.
Thousands of children and families were evacuated into crowded shelters, vulnerable not only to the storm's life-threatening winds and storm surges but the coronavirus pandemic's danger as well.
Here's what you need to know about the devastating storm and how to support children and families in need of help.
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How is Save the Children responding to Hurricane Iota?
What is Save the Children's history of working in Central America?
How can I help children and families impacted by Hurricane Iota?
- Delivering personal hygiene kits, cooking kits, and cleaning kits to support families in temporary shelters in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras.
- Supporting women and girls in Honduras directly to ensure they are safe and protected.
- Ensuring access to safe water in storm-affected communities in Guatemala.
With your support, Save the Children is on the ground distributing delivering hygiene kits and other critical supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in affected communities and temporary shelters.
Your help is urgently needed to continue these lifesaving relief efforts and help keep children healthy and safe.
Donate to the Children's Emergency Fund today.
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