Guatemala https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Guatemala Country content en Guatemala Congress Signs Commitment To Fight Chronic Malnutrition https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/guatemala-congress-signs-commitment-fight-chronic-malnutrition GUATEMALA CITY – The President of the National Congress, Oscar Stuardo Chinchilla, members of Congress, and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today signed a commitment to end the scourge of chronic malnutrition or stunting, which currently affects almost half of Guatemalan children and deprives the country of important human capital. Guatemala Americas Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:15:25 +0000 WFP 651365 at https://www.wfp.org Study Highlights Nutritional Gaps in Guatemala https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/study-highlights-nutritional-gaps-guatemala Good nutrition during pregnancy and the first two years of life is crucial. This period, also known as the “Window of Opportunity”, is critical to prevent chronic malnutrition and its consequences. This study analyzes the dietary patterns of pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children under two years in order to recognize the nutrient “gaps”, take action to “close them” and support the government to reduce chronic malnutrition, which affects 46.5% of the children in Guatemala. Guatemala Americas Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:21:58 +0000 WFP 650239 at https://www.wfp.org “Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The Caribbean https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/hidden-hunger-serious-public-health-issue-latin-america-and-caribbean SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Haiti Panama Peru Americas Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:28:38 +0000 WFP 650169 at https://www.wfp.org To Reduce El Niño's Impact On Central America's Dry Corridor, Build Resilience And Invest In Sustainable Agriculture https://www.wfp.org/node/649968 UN meeting urges long-term development action for food security, safeguarding livelihoods El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Americas Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:44:22 +0000 WFP 649968 at https://www.wfp.org Canada and WFP to support families affected by drought in Central America https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/canada-and-wfp-support-drought-affected-central-america GUATEMALA – More support for families in Central America’s Dry Corridor who have been hurt by three straight years of drought will be coming from the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), thanks to a $3 million (US$2.2 million) donation announced today by the Government of Canada. Responding to Emergencies El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Local Americas Droughts Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:43:00 +0000 WFP 649772 at https://www.wfp.org Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/rising-hunger-central-america-and-haiti-el-nino-follows-prolonged-droughtwfp GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) committed today to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks. El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Global Americas Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:54:32 +0000 WFP 649395 at https://www.wfp.org Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development https://www.wfp.org/stories/guatemala-womens-participation-key-rural-economic-development UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP will implement a programme to promote the economic empowerment of 1,200 rural women and their families in the Polochic Valley. In Alta Verapaz, where the valley is located, more than 78 percent of people live in poverty, and more than 37 percent live in extreme poverty. The prevalence of stunting is 56 percent. Focus on Women Guatemala Americas Focus on Women Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:58:41 +0000 WFP 649262 at https://www.wfp.org 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean https://www.wfp.org/stories/5-facts-about-school-meals-lac In Latin American and the Caribbean nearly 85 million children receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. School meals are often the only regular and nutritious meal a child receives. School Meals Bolivia Colombia Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas School Meals Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:57:04 +0000 WFP 649169 at https://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/see-how-we-orangetheworld-pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at https://www.wfp.org Over 2 Million In Central America Will Need Food Assistance Due To Drought, El Nino https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/over-2-million-central-america-will-need-food-assistance-due-drought-el-nino PANAMA CITY – Some 2.3 million people in Central America, mostly subsistence farmers, day labourers and their families, will need food assistance because of significant crop losses due to prolonged drought exacerbated by the current El Niño event, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. El Salvador Guatemala Nicaragua Global Americas Droughts Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:35:22 +0000 WFP 648389 at https://www.wfp.org