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Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras - Red Cross

Oct 23, 2014    

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A severe drought is endangering more than half a million people in Honduras, ramping up pressure on them to migrate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday.Honduras, the nation with the world's highest murder rate, is already reeling after a deadly fungus devastated output of coffee, the main cash crop, and a severe regional drought left nearly 3 million people struggling to feed themselves across Central America.In a statement, the IFRC said some 571,710 people were affected by the drought in Honduras, which had le...

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