Central American dry corridor

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The Central American Dry Corridor (CADC) is a tropical dry forest region on the Pacific Coast of Central America.[1] It extends from southern Mexico to Panama.[2]

Severe drought has become a problem in this area due to changes in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO),[3][4] especially in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.[5][6]

Millions of people in the dry corridor needed food aid due to drought between 2014 and mid-2016, which resulted in losses of the corn crop.[7]

Drought impact has been especially severe in Honduras[8] and Guatemala.[9]

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  1. ^ "Chronology of the Dry Corridor: The impetus for resilience in Central America. Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  2. ^ Gustavo, Palencia (2018). "Drought Leaves up to 2.8 Million Hungry in Central America". Scientific American.
  3. ^ Looney, Robert (April 9, 2019). "Climate Refugees, Guatemala's Latest Export". Milken Institute Review. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  4. ^ "El Niño and its human toll" (PDF). Catholic Relief Services. 2016.
  5. ^ "Erratic weather patterns in the Central American Dry Corridor leave 1.4 million people in urgent need of food assistance". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  6. ^ "Central America Drought in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua - Briefing Note" (PDF). ACAPS. 29 September 2015.
  7. ^ Moloney, Anastasia (2018-09-07). "Two million risk hunger after drought in Central America - U.N". Reuters. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  8. ^ "Central America: Drought - 2014-2017". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  9. ^ "Guatemala drought leaves hundreds of thousands hungry". Al Jazeera. 29 Jun 2016. Retrieved 2019-05-04.