Guatemala http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Guatemala Country content en Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP http://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 http://www.wfp.org Guatemala: Women’s Participation, the Key for Rural Economic Development http://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 http://www.wfp.org 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean http://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 http://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures http://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 http://www.wfp.org Over 2 Million In Central America Will Need Food Assistance Due To Drought, El Nino http://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 http://www.wfp.org EL Nino in 2015 Could be the Most Severe on Record, WFP Warns That It May Cause Widespread Global Hunger (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/el-nino-2015-could-be-most-severe-record-wfp-warns-it-may-cause-widespread-global-hunger-medi 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 http://www.wfp.org WFP and OAS Team up to Work on Migration, Protection, and Preparedness in the Americas http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-and-oas-team-work-migration-protection-and-preparedness-americas WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas. For Individuals Bolivia Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas Capacity Building Thu, 17 Sep 2015 20:41:55 +0000 WFP 647910 at http://www.wfp.org Experts Discuss the Roles of School Feeding as Tool for Sustainable Development in the Americas http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/experts-discuss-roles-school-feeding-tool-sustainable-development-americas LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital. School Meals Colombia Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas School Meals Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:58:39 +0000 WFP 647704 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-el-nino Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at http://www.wfp.org WFP and FAO Call for Structural Measures to Prevent Drought from Undermining the Food Security In the Dry Corridor In Central America http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-and-fao-call-structural-measures-prevent-drought-undermining-food-security-dry Panama City, August, 11, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the vulnerable communities that live in the Dry Corridor of Central America are even more threatened as a consequence of the climatic conditions that affect the region. El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Americas Droughts Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:35:03 +0000 WFP 647567 at http://www.wfp.org