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Ecuador: Drought - Jun 2013

Types de catastrophes

As of June 2013, Ecuador’s southern region has gone for four months without rain, with Loja being the most affected province. The provincial economy is completely based on agricultural and livestock. The drought has caused losses in corn, peanut, and bean crops and there is a high scarcity of food and foliage for cattle. An assessment has identified 1,025 directly affected households, all people of limited resources, mostly small-scale farmers, daily wage laborers and livestock producers. They are at the lowest poverty levels in the country and in a zone that has high levels of malnutrition. (IFRC, 11 Jun 2013)