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USAID is responding to rising humanitarian needs in the Northern Triangle, including working with Catholic Relief Services to distribute food and hygiene kits to people affected by the storms in Guatemala.
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Key Developments

Heavy rainfall during the month of September has caused flooding and landslides throughout northern Central America, adversely affecting millions of people, according to the UN.

Up to 3.6 million people across El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are projected to face Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity between September 2022 and March 2023, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

Background

Guatemala is prone to a variety of natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Since 2006, USAID has responded to eight disaster events in Guatemala. USAID typically works with non-governmental organizations to meet humanitarian needs and complement government relief efforts. In addition to direct disaster assistance, USAID supports ongoing disaster risk reduction activities and capacity building initiatives for disaster response in Guatemala and the larger Latin America and Caribbean region. For example, in 2012, USAID donated urban search-and-rescue (USAR) equipment to CONRED and Guatemalan USAR teams as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthen national response capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: November 04, 2022

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