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’Dry Corridor’ threatens huge numbers in need of aid

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Prolonged dry spells since mid-2014, linked to the El Niño weather phenomenon, have battered subsistence farmers in Central America's "dry corridor" running through Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

In Guatemala, Lake Atescatempa has disappeared, leaving fishermen without a source of income, and people without food.

The Dry Corridor often absorbs the majority of the heat from the weather phenomenon known as El Nino.  This year El Nino is expected to return, and people have no idea how they're going to cope.

Source: TRT World