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  1. UN Calls on International Community to Build Resilience, Food Security in Central America

    1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior Uni ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 10:07

  2. Drought Leaves Nearly One Million Hungry in Guatemala

    29 Jun 2016- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Nearly one million people in Guatemala are facing hunger as a result of prolonged regional drought, UN agencies have warned. The four-year-old drought has affected some 2.8 million pe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/29/2016 - 12:00

  3. Nearly 3 Million Need Food Aid in Central America: FAO

    31 May 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Thomson Reuters Foundation Around 2.8 million people in three Central American countries need food aid after two consecutive years of severe drought decimated crops and exacerbated hunger among the poor, the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:30

  4. EC Provides $15 Million to Help Caribbean Nations Cope With Drought

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  5. 3.5 Million in Central America Face Hunger Due to El Niño: Oxfam America

    6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 10:07

  6. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  7. WFP to Assist With Hunger Due to Drought in Central America, Caribbean

    12 Apr 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Caribbean 360 The United Nations food relief agency has committed to assisting 1.6 million people grappling with the effects of droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El Sa ...

    Local Press Report - 04/12/2016 - 08:23

  8. UN Seeks $20 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in 2016

    9 Dec 2015- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations and humanitarian partners around the world will need $20.1 billion USD to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries in 2016, according the UN’s ne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 11:45

  9. UN Warns That Palm Oil Production Threatens Guatemalan River

    30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week. The Pasion Riv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2015 - 11:49

  10. Act Alliance Appeals for Funds for Guatemala Drought

    12 Nov 2014- 10:55 by Local Press Report GENEVA Act Alliance Guatemala, one of the worst affected countries by climate change, is now facing a food crisis due to the large impact of drought, which according to a number of experts will further increase in ...

    Local Press Report - 11/12/2014 - 10:55

  11. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Guatemala

    29 Sep 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Tropical rains lead to floods, landslides and a collapsed bridge as authorities are still uncertain of the total dead. Spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (Conred), ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2014 - 10:18

  12. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Guatemala

    2 Sep 2014- 09:48 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Three Latin American nations have offered immediate aid to thousands of Guatemalans affected by drought, Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced on Sunday. Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2014 - 09:48

  13. Guatemala Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought, Calls for International Aid

    29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina on August 25th announced a state of emergency for 16 of the country’s 22 departments due to drought. He said the ongoing lack of rain could pote ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2014 - 10:34

  14. Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

    26 Aug 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 famil ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:15

  15. 40,000 Families in Guatemala Affected by Drought

    30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2014 - 10:34

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