Radio » Rats Trigger Famine in Nicaragua
This story originally aired on World Vision Report in May 2006.
RIO COCO, NICARAGUA — Residents in an isolated region of Nicaragua have been suffering from an acute food shortage in recent months. What makes the crisis noteworthy, though, is what happened to their crops: They were devoured in a bizarre rat invasion. I accompanied a United Nations World Food Programme canoe convoy as it delivered emergency food aid to the people living along Nicaragua’s Rio Coco.