Central America – Food Insecurity Crisis
• There has been a drastic deterioration of food security in the last three years, exacerbated by coffee rust in 2013/2014.
• El Salvador and Guatemala are affected the most. Families are exhausting their coping capacities and local response is insufficient.
• The current crisis is expected to last at least until September. High levels of vulnerability will persist for another three years.
• Food assistance operations may be constraint by armed groups controlling entire areas. (ECHO)