2015 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Honduras

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Honduras experiences significant violence associated with illicit trafficking of SA/LW as a major transit country for illegal narcotics. This poses a serious threat to national and regional security.

From FY2006 through FY2014, the United States invested $816,000 in funding for CWD programs in Honduras. Although PM/WRA did not allocate new funding to Honduras in FY2014, the following activities were continued from previous funding:

• MAG continued security upgrades at storage sites and enabled the Honduran armed forces to destroy excess weapons and ammunition, and conduct destruction and stockpile management training. MAG also provided two weapon-cutting machines, stockpile security equipment to four military bases, and training to Honduran Armed Forces, National Police and Public Ministry personnel. Training was for the safe handling and destruction of SA/LW munitions and in techniques to identify surplus inventory of weapons and oversee their destruction with weapons-cutting equipment.