Guatemala: after the storm, a family recovers
The water reached up to two meters in several communities of Peten, in Guatemala, last October 2011.
The loss of basic grains such as maize exceeds 75% of the cultivated area, which was already within days of being harvested.
In desperation, thousands of victims moved to higher grounds and built shelters like the one shown in this photograph.
Many similar shelters were established in which the timely intervention of WFP covered the basic needs of food from homeless families. Here a teenager is preparing tortillas.
In the picture, Don Luis Chocoj , his wife Dunia Yat, their children Maria, 18, Luis Byron 4 years and Manuel 2 years. Like them, WFP has provided food to more than 22,500 affected families to help them rebuild their lives.
Two months after Tropical Depression 12-E, thousands of poor Guatemalans living in vulnerable areas have lost their livelihoods due to the heavy rains, floods and landslides that affected the country.