GENEVA — The World Meals Program says it’s planning to almost quadruple the variety of people who the UN company helps in 4 Central American nations affected by drought, seen as one of many drivers of migration via the area.
WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel says the company goals to supply meals help to 700,000 folks in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua — up from 160,000 helped already this yr.
5 years of drought have affected greater than 2 million folks and elevated meals insecurity of subsistence farmers and their households.
Governments, in addition to WFP and the UN’s Meals and Agricultural Group, just lately reported that eight p.c of households indicated that they’d resort to migration.
“Migration just isn’t an answer,” Verhoosel mentioned Friday, however “longer-term meals safety programs” are.