Not including current warzones, Honduras is the country with the highest rate of homicides in the world. The Violence Observatory of Honduras' National Autonomous University (UNAH) put the figure at 14 homicides every single day of 2016: a rate of 60 murders per 100 000 inhabitants, in a country of fewer than 9 million.
Children and women are particularly affected by the violence. They risk murder, sexual violence, forced displacement and severe restrictions on mobility in neighbourhoods controlled by armed groups. The humanitarian needs of these vulnerable groups are similar to those of a “conventional” armed conflict.
In cooperation with its humanitarian partners, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children, the European Union runs Education in Emergencies projects to provide protection and education to children affected by urban violence in Honduras.
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