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FAO appeals for funds for humanitarian aid in Central America

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FAO appeals for funds for humanitarian aid in Central America

United Nations, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appealed for funds to assist 500,000 people who are currently victims of climate change in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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More than half million people in those Central American nations are suffering from food shortage due to extreme weather phenomena and the Covid-19 pandemic, so FAO is seeking 37.7 million dollars to provide humanitarian aid to them and repair their agricultural livelihoods.

Extreme weather and Covid-19 have seriously affected hundreds of thousands of people in the North Triangle of Central America and left many of them in a situation of food insecurity.

With the aim to immediately assist those most in need with vital suplies, this UN agency appealed for 37.7 million dollars from the international donor community.

These resources would be used for the emergency response to these countries where, in addition to food and other humanitarian aid, the aim is to restore the agricultural livelihoods of those affected.

The funds will be used to improve the resiliency of affected families and increase their response capacity in the face of future crises.

FAO will pay special attention to the most vulnerable population groups such as indigenous communities, women, children and teenagers, displaced and disabled people.

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