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23 August 2017

New study examines links between emigration and food insecurity in the Dry Corridor of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between the prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – exacerbated by El Niño phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 — and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States of America.

30 June 2016

To Reduce El Niño's Impact On Central America's Dry Corridor, Build Resilience And Invest In Sustainable Agriculture

UN meeting urges long-term development action for food security, safeguarding livelihoods

7 April 2016

Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP

GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) committed today to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks.

For Individuals
17 September 2015

WFP and OAS Team up to Work on Migration, Protection, and Preparedness in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

School Meals
26 August 2015

Experts Discuss the Roles of School Feeding as Tool for Sustainable Development in the Americas

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

12 August 2015

WFP and FAO Call for Structural Measures to Prevent Drought from Undermining the Food Security In the Dry Corridor In Central America

Panama City, August, 11, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the vulnerable communities that live in the Dry Corridor of Central America are even more threatened as a consequence of the climatic conditions that affect the region.

24 April 2015

EU Supports People In Guatemala & Honduras Affected By Drought And Coffee Rust

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €3 million (US$3.1 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide food assistance to approximately 73,000 people affected by the drought in Guatemala and Honduras.
Nutrition
22 November 2013

WFP Launches New Nutrition Strategy For Latin America And Caribbean

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries. 

Responding to Emergencies
3 June 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director on WFP's Humanitarian Response to Tropical Storm Agatha

Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that left 180 people dead, thousands homeless and caused immeasurable damage, was a cruel reminder of the vulnerability of Central America as we head in to the hurricane season.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

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