Thursday, September 10, 2009

BBC:Guatemala declares hunger crisis


Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has
declared a "state of public calamity" to try to mobilise funding to tackle severe food shortages in the country.
The WFP, which operates a feeding programme in Guatemala for some 350,000 people, was to begin distributing high energy biscuits.

According to the UN's children's agency, Unicef, almost half of Guatemala's children suffer chronic malnutrition.

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