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Storm to worsen Guatemala food crisis

Date Published: 
06/04/2010
Summary: 

The number of Guatemalans going hungry is set to rise as the Central American nation faces more food shortages after devastating floods washed away crops, aid agencies say.(..)In recent years, the country has relied on international food aid to stave off hunger, including a U.N. WFP scheme that feeds 350,000 Guatemalans.(..)"The lean months are always especially risky," said WFP spokesman Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri. "The last harvest in Guatemala was not ideal and during the past months many families have already used up all their food stocks."