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UN food agency rushes aid to flood-hit families in Guatemala

UN food agency rushes aid to flood-hit families in Guatemala

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is helping more than a thousand families affected by recent floods in Guatemala.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is helping more than a thousand families affected by recent floods in Guatemala.

Based on an assessment of the affected areas on the country’s Pacific coast carried out in cooperation with the Government, WFP is helping 1,128 families in the Municipality of Ocós who lost their crops following heavy rains.

“This intervention is an example of the good coordination that exists among the institutions involved in responding immediately to the recurrent situations during the rainy season,” said WFP’s Representative in Guatemala, Willem van Milink.

The agency also plans to distribute rations to nearly 550 people now in temporary shelters. The packages, which include corn, oil and fortified flour, provide the minimum of 2,120 calories for each person daily.