Driven away from home by climate change

As the Climate Change Conference (COP 24) is underway in Katowice, Poland, we look at how communities in the Central American Dry Corridor are left with a stark choice: adapt to a changing climate or leave

Climate change is making extreme weather events, including drought, more frequent and intense. Photo: WFP/Rocío Franco
Drought can lead to 100 percent losses in staple crops corn and beans. Photo: WFP/Sabrina Quezada
Dry spells have doubled in length in the Dry Corridor, affecting rain-fed crops. Photo: WFP/Miguel Vargas

“We have no choice: we need to earn our daily bread.”

Drought and other climate change-related extreme weather events are affecting food and nutrition security in the Dry Corridor. Photo: WFP/Carlos Alonzo
With funding from the European Union, WFP is helping communities adapt to a changing climate, including by diversifying crops and income opportunities. Photos: WFP/Michael Goode (L); WFP/Rocío Franco (R)
New skills mean Moisés is no longer forced to migrate to look for work. “We can stay and earn our living here now,” he says. Photo: WFP/Rocío Franco

See here a map of resilience projects across the Dry Corridor



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