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