The Light of Hope Breaking Through to Storm-Weary Lives in Honduras

For more than a month now Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief and medical teams have been working in communities wrecked by devastation in and around San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The back-to-back Category 4 storms Eta and Iota made landfall in early November, triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding that displaced hundreds of thousands of families.

In addition to providing more than a thousand hygiene kits to residents and shelter materials for more than 170 hurting Honduran families, they've helped re-establish life-saving access to clean drinking water, providing some 200,000 liters so far through the installation of water treatment systems.

And their medical teams have also been hard at work through their Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) and mobile medical units. Since November 15 they've been helping to support the area’s crippled healthcare infrastructure, whose hospitals were left flooded or inaccessible by the storms.