There’s little remarkable about a greenhouse growing chilies, cucumbers and tomatoes until you learn that it's in the ‘Dry Corridor’—a vast stretch of Central America where drought is pushing more and more people into hunger.
Today, the global spotlight on the Central American migration crisis has left many to question what the root causes are of the migration. We have some answers, and they all boil down to one thing: hunger.
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.
There are no easy solutions to untangle America’s complex border challenges, but there are remedies that can alleviate vulnerable people's need to migrate. They begin with understanding what truly drives the hunger that prompts so many people to leave their homes.
Communities in Central America have hit rock bottom: Many now have nowhere to live and are staying in temporary shelters, surviving on next to nothing.
Eta arrived at the worst time, making life harder for millions of people already hard hit by years of erratic weather and the socioeconomic crisis COVID-19 caused.
A destructive tropical storm is pushing even more people into hunger in El Salvador. Here's how WFP is helping.
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.
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.
There's been a lot of news about migrant flows from Central America to the United States. Here's a look at how communities in the Dry Corridor are forced to choose: adapt to a changing climate, or leave.
José is thriving. The Astellas USA Foundation is creating a positive impact on the lives of Salvadoran children in the short- and long-term.