Latin America – Faith and Joy Schools as shelters to care for families affected by Hurricane ETA

Hurricane Eta, a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 240 km/h, made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua on Tuesday, November 3. Since then, the hurricane has weakened into a tropical storm, yet local authorities have warned that flooding and landslides are slowly creating a humanitarian disaster. As of Friday morning, at least 57 people had died.
The slow movement of the translation, its heavy rains and the high environmental and social vulnerabilities of the population and infrastructure, bears great similarity to Hurricane Mitch, which devastated the region 22 years ago. The situation is too familiar, one more expression of the country’s structural and social collapse that arises in times of crisis. Today, we see him in the aggregation of a hurricane in the midst of an economic and health crisis that is based on a chronic political and social crisis. The storm is projected to continue to wreak havoc in the coming days as it moves through Central America and the Caribbean, potentially affecting Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti and the Cayman Islands. Read more…