Nearly 1 million People Face Food Emergency in Drought-hit Guatemala

August 14, 2015

Nearly one million people in Guatemala are struggling to feed themselves as poor rainfall has led to drought and shrunken harvests, worsening hunger among the poor, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said…."Small and subsistence farmers rely on getting other work to supplement their incomes," said Ada Gaytan, disaster preparation coordinator at charity Action Against Hunger in Guatemala. "But today there are fewer shifts and coffee pickers are getting paid less - $3 to $4 a day - half of what they got paid last year."