Guatemala: Floods - Jun 2000
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- US DOS: U.S. providing weather satellite technology to Central America. 25 Jul 2001
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 2, 2002. 15 May 2002
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 4, 2000. 30 Sep 2000
- US DOS: Fact Sheet: Global Food for Education Initiative . 2 Jan 2000
- CIA: General Map of Guatemala. 13 Feb 1982
Rome, May 2002
The United States is providing Central American countries with satellite technology that will improve weather forecasts and enhance warning efforts that may save lives and property at risk from severe weather, the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced.
The technology is part of a $1,000 million package of U.S. reconstruction and development assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
On July 26, U.S.
Rome, September 2000
The most affected parts of the country
are Alta Verapaz, City of Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Escuintla, Jalapa,
Quiché, Totonicapán and Zacapa.
PAHO is working in close relationship with the Ministry of Health and CONRED (National disaster coordination entity). Those contacts will remain particularly intense as more rain is expected over the next few days.
There is no request for international assistance as the health situation is under control.
Ref: OCHA/GVA 2000/0120
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Guatemala - Floods
Guatemala City, Jun 15, 2000 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Since the onset of Guatemala's rainy season six weeks ago, heavy rains have left more than 2,600 people homeless and have been blamed in at least 25 deaths, according to the Red Cross and other rescue agencies.
President Clinton December 28 announced new steps to improve nutrition and education for an estimated nine million school children in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.