Guatemala Country content en Study Highlights Nutritional Gaps in 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 “Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The 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 To Reduce El Niño's Impact On Central America's Dry Corridor, Build Resilience And Invest In Sustainable Agriculture 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 Canada and WFP to support families affected by drought in 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 Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP 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 Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for 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 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean 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 See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In 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 Over 2 Million In Central America Will Need Food Assistance Due To 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 EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media) The current El Niño is one of the strongest on the record and its impact on food security illustrates the need to increase investment in disaster risk reduction, early warning, climate change adaptation and resilience building. El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It occurs every 3-7 years. During an El Niño event, the relationship between winds and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean changes, modifying weather conditions around the world. The resulting changes in rainfall and temperature affect crop and pasture development across many of the areas where WFP works. It is possible that WFP will be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 when the impact of the El Niño event translates into increased food assistance needs across most of our areas of operation. Climate Change Preventing Hunger Guatemala Somalia Zimbabwe English Africa Americas Video News Release Monitoring Climate Change Droughts Emergencies Floods Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:29:39 +0000 WFP 648333 at