Malnutrition rises in drought-stricken Guatemala

Published on 15 October 2009

The rainy season has watered crops in Guatemala, but relief workers and food experts say the rainfall has done little to help the country recover from a major drought that's aggravated malnutrition rates and already claimed dozens of lives this year. ``It's not a hurricane, but it is an emergency -- a slow-moving emergency,'' said Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, a spokesman for the World Food Program.

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