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Oxfam warns of the impact of drought on two million Central Americans

Oxfam warns of the impact of drought on two million Central Americans

The non-governmental organization Oxfam warned of the economic, social and environmental impact of the severe drought that is hitting Central America and is reaching historic levels. The NGO said in a statement dated in Mexico that more than half a million families (about two million people) in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are "already in a situation of food insecurity" due to losses in agriculture and livestock. According to Oxfam, the prolonged lack of rainfall in the “dry corridor” (a strip that covers the territory of the four countries), put the first of the two annual harvests at risk and, if extended, “may also affect the second".
The "dry corridor" houses subsistence agriculture that revolves around beans and corn, "which makes it highly vulnerable to weather events," the humanitarian organization highlighted. Faced with this situation, he urged the international community and the governments of the affected countries to take adequate measures and action plans to face the effects of the drought on the food of 236,000 families in Guatemala, 120,000 in Honduras, 100,000 in Nicaragua and 96,000 in The Savior.
It also warned of the risk of price spikes for key food products in those countries. In the same way, he stressed the need to analyze
Ar and address the situation at the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20) to be held in Peru this December.
"This situation should not go unnoticed by any government, given the great vulnerability of the region to climate change," he said.
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