Thursday, November 10, 2005

Falling through the cracks?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Stan...

BBC: Guatemala faces hunger 'timebomb':
Parts of Guatemala are facing a starvation "timebomb" in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

Hundreds of people were buried by landslides after a week of intense rains in early October.

But Trevor Rowe of the WFP says there are fears even more may die from malnutrition unless they get help soon.

"We suspect that by the end of the year most people's food will have run out," he says.

"We're talking about subsistence farmers, who live a hand-to-mouth existence."
[Via Donlan News Wire]

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