Plan International Honduras developed and implemented simulation drought exercises in the Municipality of Marcovia, Choluteca.
Currently, southern Honduras' geographical area is the most likely to be affected by drought and many communities have been severely damaged by it, leaving arid soils and preventing the crops of maize and beans to grow and provide food for people living in that locality - worrying and decreasing their hopes of having healthy food for the coming months. The drought has also left many communities without water for human consumption and livestock.
The most affected by drought are small and medium farmers and herd owners, who in the driest months have always had access to slight currents that the river gives; but this year the situation is more complicated, so much that on some routes water has completely disappeared, threatening life.
The exercise implemented by Plan International Honduras contributed to strengthening the capacities of members of the Municipal Emergency Committee (CODEMs) and Local Emergency Committee (CODEL) in making decisions, so they can validate the response actions described in drought contingency plans developed in communities.