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Disaster Risk Reduction

The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events has increased in recent decades. Disaster risk reduction and management helps minimize risks and save human lives.

 

 

In close cooperation with partner organizations, AWO International takes important disaster risk reduction measures in preparation for extreme natural events. Goal is to minimize the negative consequences of these events, strengthen the resilience of the affected people and reduce their vulnerability.

Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)Maize produced by small farmers in the municipality of Champerico, Guatemala. (Photo: Estuardo Ajcalón)
Central America • Guatemala

Food security for small scale farmers in Champerico

In Central America, El Niño has led to the worst droughts in decades and has caused a food crisis. About 3.5 million people are affected, with more than 1.3 million people in Guatemala. The consequences are particularly catastrophic for small farmers: the drought has destroyed a large part of their harvest.

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