The Central American republic of Honduras has experienced years of instability and has one of the highest rates of violence in the world. Its location means that it is prone to hurricanes, including 1998's Hurricane Mitch, which killed at least 5,000 people.

The combination of economic inequality, violence and instability has severe medical and psychological consequences for Hondurans.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has worked in Honduras since Hurricane Fifi-Orlene in 1974 – our first long-term medical project.