55,000 affected in Durango Mexico by lack of water, food

Posted on June 14, 2012 • Filed under: Agriculture, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, Mexico, Weather/Climate

In the last four months, the population affected by the lack of water and food, rose from 35 thousand to 55 thousand in a total of 750 thousand Durango communities, places where malnutrition also increased by 400 percent and children enter adults. This was announced by the director of the State DIF in Durango, Marco Antonio Aguilar, who noted that the food needs after more than a year of drought have caused malnutrition increases. “We’re talking 400 percent which also causes other diseases and infections in the population over scarce resources,” he said. Marco Antonio Aguilar said that the increase in drought affected communities, is unsurpassed progressive scales and beyond any ability to respond. Read Article

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