[January 8, 2020:1p.m. ET] Less than two weeks after being battered by Tropical Storm Eta, Honduras was hit by Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes Eta and Iota left at least 200 confirmed dead and as many missing, as well as millions of dollars in productivity losses and infrastructure damage from Guatemala to Panama
Response efforts remain focused on food assistance, health infrastructure strengthening, nutrition, protection, shelter, and WASH throughout Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Our partners are focused on long term recovery through shelter supplies, and WASH related programs.
So far, Airlink is still coordinating airlift for the skilled responders and aid our relief partners. We have been working with 4 airline partners and 20 of our relief partners to help deliver disaster aid to those impacted by the storm--providing airlift for 14 first responders and over 3,000kg of cargo containing hygiene kits, food items, medical supplies, water filteration items, solar lights and more.
Airlink will continue working with our relief partners to maximize the response, and with our airline partners to send relief to families and communities in need--for a long as they need to get back on their feet.
Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala are facing devastation — and the communities impacted are in desperate need of your support to find safety and recover from this disaster.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, there is added need for medical support and supplies in every disaster to prevent its spread in crowded hospitals and emergency shelters.
Your generosity gives airlift to over 130 relief partners, experts in their fields including search and rescue, emergency medical care, nutrition and shelter, safety and well-being of at-risk children and families, rebuilding and connectivity.
Airlink is responding with relief aid and responders to...
- The continuing COVID-19 crisis
- The catastrophic explosion in Beirut
- Hurricanes Laura, Sally, Delta, Zeta in the US Gulf Coast
- Humanitarian events in South America, Europe, and Africa
Please give generously today. Your donations fuel our ability to transform lives for communities in crisis. Thank you!
Note: Airlink does not generally accept gifts restricted to specific disasters. Funds raised in excess of need for a particular disaster will be used to support Airlink's mission and response to other disasters. Items listed under donation options represent general types of cargo moved by Airlink for this response, but does not mean to imply that a donor is directly responsible for underwriting the particular type or amount of cargo mentioned as that varies by shipment and response.