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01 May 2019 description

In Numbers

USD 702,756 in cash transfers

USD 10.0 m six months net funding requirements

24,400 people assisted (cash transfers) February-March 2019

Operational Updates

  • Under CSP Strategic Outcome 5, WFP provided cash transfers to 4,880 subsistence farmers who lost their crops of staple foods in Moyuta, Jutiapa. Cash transfers covered 60 days of assistance and continued support is planned until the next harvest in August.

05 Feb 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES

• The 2018/19 marketing year (MY) in Central America spans from August 2018 to July 2019, covering three main harvests—the August-to-October Primera harvest, November-to-December the Postrera harvest, February to April Apante/Postrera tardía harvest. While the August-to-October 2018 harvest data consists of more reliable estimates, the November-to-December and January-to-February harvest data are projected and may be updated as up to date harvest estimates become available (Annexes 1-3).

23 Dec 2018 description

Prolongación de la época de escasez complica acceso alimentos de hogares del corredor seco

MENSAJES CLAVE

• Como resultado de la canícula prolongada y las consecuentes pérdidas de cosechas, los hogares pobres ubicados en el corredor seco continuarán dependiendo de la compra de granos básicos para alimentarse, marcando así el adelanto de la época de escasez de alimentos.

21 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following the eruption of Fuego volcano on 3 June, an estimated 3,343 people remain in official shelters, including more than 1,337 children. By 26 November, authorities have relocated 401 families (1,618 people) from shelters to transitional family housing solutions (ATUs) in Escuintla and Alotenango (Sacatepéquez department).

  • On 18 November, due to a new eruption of the Fuego volcano, nearly 4,000 people from 11 communities were evacuated and remained in shelters in the area for one day.