Guatemala Country content en Guatemala: For a 3-Year-Old Boy, Food Assistance Can Bring the Treat of a Watermelon Slice For 3 years old Axel, a watermelon means that his mother had come home with his favorite fruit. For his mother, Juliana, it means that her children despite the severe drought will be able to eat. For WFP, ECHO, and the government, it means that the food assistance has achieved its purpose. Our colleague in Guatemala, Marta Orozco, describes the situation of the Gomez family and how food assistance helps them improve their nutrition. Guatemala Americas Cash and Vouchers Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:03:04 +0000 Marta Orozco 647066 at 7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America.  Nutrition Responding to Emergencies School Meals Bolivia Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Global Americas Cash and Vouchers Climate Change Food for Assets HIV/AIDS Nutrition School Meals Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:40:16 +0000 Ginny Tan 646792 at Guatemala: WFP Deputy Executive Director Visits the Dry Corridor Clara and Francisca live in the Dry Corridor in Jalapa, surrounded by harsh sun, and lack of public services such as electricity and water. They never married - deciding to take care of themselves. Today they are in their late 70s and cannot work the land as they used to. The World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director, Amir Abdulla, met these sisters and learned about their situation during a field visit to Jalapa. Food Security Analysis Guatemala Local Americas Droughts Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:42:51 +0000 Francisco Fión 646958 at The Swiss and German Embassies in Guatemala Visit Drought-Hit Communities Germany and Switzerland have joined the efforts of providing support to the subsistence farming households that were affected by last year's drought in the Central American dry corridor. The Swiss and German Embassies in Guatemala Visit Drought-Hit Communities. Guatemala Cash and Vouchers Fri, 22 May 2015 18:44:28 +0000 WFP 646475 at USAID Contributes $5 Million To Drought Relief In Honduras And Guatemala PANAMA CITY –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$5 million from the USAID’s Food for Peace Programme (USAID/FFP) to provide food assistance to 87,145 people to help them recover from the prolonged impact of last year’s drought in Honduras and Guatemala. Contributions to WFP Guatemala Honduras Local Americas Thu, 21 May 2015 15:19:35 +0000 WFP 646448 at EU Supports People In Guatemala & Honduras Affected By Drought And Coffee Rust PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €3 million (US$3.1 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide food assistance to approximately 73,000 people affected by the drought in Guatemala and Honduras. Guatemala Honduras Americas Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:21:31 +0000 WFP 646090 at Guatemala: A Family Weathers the Coffee Rust Crisis GUATEMALA CITY. –Idalia López and Moisés Ramírez are Guatemalan smallholder farmers whose livelihoods have been devastated by Coffee Rust. Responding to Emergencies Guatemala Local Americas Emergencies Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:24:27 +0000 WFP 645199 at Canada And WFP: Saving Lives By Providing The Right Food At The Right Time Every year, WFP provides food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 of the world’s poorest countries with the support of donors such as Canada. Before starting a programme, WFP determines the right food, because a successful response depends on nutritionally appropriate food. Malnutrition affects millions around the world -- nearly half of all deaths of children under the age of 5 are due to undernutrition. Canada and WFP are working together towards a world with Zero Hunger.  Bangladesh Ghana Guatemala Haiti Mali South Sudan Sudan Tanzania, United Republic of Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:13:16 +0000 WFP 641628 at 10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014 From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals. Central African Republic Guatemala Iraq Palestine, State of Philippines Sierra Leone South Sudan Sri Lanka Syrian Arab Republic Africa Americas Asia Middle East Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Martin Penner 644615 at WFP Assists 1,300 Families in Guatemala Thanks to the Republic of Korea WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa. Guatemala Americas Cash and Vouchers Droughts Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:40:29 +0000 Francisco Fion 644304 at