Hurricane Iota Emergency Appeal
Help communities in Central America who have been devastated by Hurricane Iota, just weeks after Hurricane Eta.
Millions of people across Central America have had their lives torn apart by two devastating hurricanes.
Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua on 16 November – the country’s strongest hurricane on record. The category 4 storm came just two weeks after Hurricane Eta caused devastation across Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.
Like most disasters, Hurricane Iota has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people hardest.
More than 30 people have been killed and the toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach more remote communities.
Landslides and floods have caused mass destruction. Homes and crops have been flattened. And some 160,000 Nicaraguans and 70,000 Hondurans have been forced to flee to shelters, leaving everything behind to seek safety.
Suddenly homeless, hungry and in emotional shock, people urgently need food, water and shelter.
Our local partners are already responding in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala providing essential food parcels, hygiene kits and psychosocial support to the most vulnerable, but we need your help to reach more families in remote areas with urgent assistance.
Please donate today.
Hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. Families have had to leave everything to find safety.
Please donate today to help the most vulnerable families recover now and rebuild in the weeks and months to come.
Families are facing lack of food, malnutrition and – living in overcrowded shelters with poor conditions and limited hygiene – they are at greater risk of disease, including Covid-19. Our relief efforts are focusing on the most vulnerable communities living in remote areas where access was already a challenge even before these latest two hurricanes.
Pelted by rain, battered by winds, overwhelmed with fear - Lord, protect those whose lives have been uprooted by the storms.
We pray for aid to reach those who are exposed and despairing, for your healing presence to reach those who feel cut off.
Amid the mud and destruction, precisely there, we pray that your light will give hope and strength.
As the new days dawn Lord, we pray for your ongoing protection against disease and desperation, and for those who can offer relief to hear your call to stand by those in distress.
We pray these words knowing that your power is greater than any storm and your tenderness a refuge for all.
In the name of Jesus,