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Honduras: Food Crisis in Yarula

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Benitez, 79, and Maria Nieves Martín Lazo,  75, stand in front of their home in the village of White Grass. They lost all of their crops when icy weather suddenly hit the area of Yarula.

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"We have never experienced anything like this before, " says Benítez. "The ice came and we lost everything. Thank God, you and the Government came to help. There is no work, but with this support we will have something to eat."

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Authorities in Yarula, in the La Paz province of Honduras, declared an emergency in the locality as food became very scarce.

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About 200 families are being helped through the crisis by WFP, the Government of Honduras and local authorities.

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The 200 families come from the several different villages and small towns that make up the community of Yarula.

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Maria Nieves collects her ration of oil. Important for cooking and food preparation, it's a key part of the food ration.

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Maria Nieves and Benitez sort out their rations in order to take them home from the distribution centre.

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Maria Nieves makes room for the rations that she and her husband have brought home. Families affected by food shortages received food rations that would last them for 30 days.

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With great relief, Yarula residents saythey now have enough food to feed their families.

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Many children in Yarula were never really aware of how serious the situation was. But they can tell something has changed.

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