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23 February 2021

WFP Surveys Show COVID and Climate Quadrupling Hunger in Central America Triggering a Surge in Those Wanting to Migrate (For the Media)

Hunger in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua has increased almost fourfold over the past two years - from 2.2 million people in 2018 to close to 8 million people in 2021 – a result of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and years of extreme climate events. Of this figure, 1.7 million people are in the ‘Emergency’ category of food insecurity and require urgent food assistance.
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