Central America, agricultural losses pose food security risk

The heavy rains this year have left Central America for a loss $ 172 million and more than 1.6 million people affected, putting in “grave risk” food security, said today the humanitarian organization Oxfam. The international NGO said in a statement that Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras are the countries most affected. The rains that hit in October last left Central America losses in crops. “Central America is particularly vulnerable to extreme events from climate change” because of the impact on access to basic food of the most vulnerable, says in a document, the representative of Oxfam Antonio Hill. Read Article

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