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Central America: Drought

Post date Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 - 09:37

A severe drought is affecting Central America’s Dry Corridor, which stretches from southern Mexico to Panama, threatening the food security of millions of Central American people. The most impacted countries are El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which have experienced prolonged periods without rain since late June 2018; the drought conditions are expected to persist until 15 August 20181, and the LVI Climate Forum in Central America predicts below normal rainfall for the affected region from August to October 20182, further compounding the situation.

 

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