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UN agencies to meet on devastating El Niño

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


With the El Niño climate event devastating Central America’s so-called Dry Corridor, where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure, United Nations agencies will gather this week to discuss ways to improve the long-term response to the weather developments in the region.

The Food and Agricultural Organization said it will convene a high-level meeting in Rome on 30 June, along with the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and the World Food Programme.

Source: UN News Centre