Republic of Korea Helps WFP to Assists 1,300 Families Affected by the Drought
GUATEMALA – The Government of the Republic of Korea donated US$100.000 to the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance for one month to 1,300 households in the department of Jalapa affected by a severe drought and in response to an international appeal made by President Otto Perez Molina.
“We are grateful to the Government of the Republic of Korea for this contribution and we commend their generosity because we can coordinate and work with the Government of Guatemala and support those who have lost everything to the prolonged drought,” said WFP Representative Mario Touchette.
The combination of the drought, the Coffee Rust and the raise of food prices have affected food security among families living in the Dry Corridor.
The food assistance has been coordinated with the government to improve the nutritional status of the most vulnerable people and to stabilize the food consumption among the most affected families to strengthen the communities’ resilience.
The heads of households who receive the food assistance are trained and perform work related to soil protection and management so they can build their own resilience.
These activities are part of the strategy to create resilience that are implemented by the Government of Guatemala and WFP.