Drought in Central America: Situation Report No. 01 (as of December 10, 2014)

Highlights

  • Prolonged drought impacted food security and nutrition for nearly two and a half million people in Central America.

  • Loss of maize and bean crops range from 54 to 75% in Honduras and about 75% in Guatemala.

  • The majority of people affected are subsistence farmers, labourers and low-income families living along the dry corridor.

  • In the coming months food insecurity is expected to worsen as families deplete their food stocks.

  • In Guatemala, 30,000 families finished their food stocks in October and are implementing survival strategies1 .

  • The UN System has mobilized financial resources and is supporting affected countries in coordinating emergency response plans.

2.5 million People affected by food insecurity (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador)

75% Approximate losses of maize and bean crops

US$2.6 million CERF funding for response in Honduras

US$17.1 million Needed to address the situation in Guatemala

US$13.2 million Needed to address the situation in Honduras

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