Millions of Haitians have been hit hard by rising prices, a weakening local currency and a drop in agricultural production. One in three are in need of urgent food assistance.
“Poor Haitian families face a very dramatic situation” said Miguel Barreto, WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. One in three Haitians, or 3.7 million people, need urgent food assistance, including 1 million suffering severe hunger.
In this podcast, we speak with Elio Rujano,who has witnessed firsthand the impact climate change is having on families in the Dry Corridor who are already struggling to survive.
Maria's family invested all their money in corn crops, then watched them wither away from drought. Now they're struggling to put food on the table and praying for rain.
In the Dry Corridor of Central America, dry spells have ruined crops and shrunken lakes, pushing families to extremes to feed themselves. These six stories show just how daunting the challenge is.
Armed conflict forced Leticia and her family to flee Colombia 20 years ago. Now, the crisis in Venezuela is forcing her to return to her country empty-handed. This is her story.
The mass exodus of Venezuelans has been called one of the largest in history.
Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.
The Dry Corridor in Central America is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 1.4 million people in need of food assistance. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are the most vulnerable countries.
Prolonged droughts followed by heavy rain have destroyed more than half of the corn and bean crops that subsistence farmers rely on to survive.