Mexico Struggles to Sustain its Citizens, Severe Drought Affecting Millions

Mexico Struggles to Sustain its Citizens, Severe Drought Affecting Millions

One of the worst droughts that Mexico has ever experienced is leaving millions of people hungry and thirsty, due to a cold snap rendering cropland insufficient.
Although over 2 billion dollars is being authorized for aid, there’s not much that can be accomplished in terms of long-haul relief efforts until rainy season arrives.
And indigenous Mexico will embrace this season with open arms, for the rural, most isolated communities who are already crippled with poverty, are struggling to survive.
The drop in production of some of Mexico’s staples, including corn and beans, has induced price increases, perpetuating the destitution that blankets many remote communities in Mexico.
This problem won’t be fully alleviated until nature becomes more forgiving, but until then, it is important to mobilize international relief efforts to keep people alive and well in those areas of Mexico that are hard to get to. If you support an international relief agency that you know is currently grappling with this devastating reality, now is the time to make a donation. Keep the people alive so that they can feel the first rain and begin to self-sustain once again.