An arriving cold front is expected to enter affected areas this week (19 November) and temperatures could drop to freezing. In the department of Quetzaltenango temperatures are expected to drop to -1 degree Celsius.
More than 10,440 people are living in 88 temporary emergency shelters.
Authorities have distributed 164 metric tons (MT) of humanitarian aid to affected areas, mainly in food, water and shelter materials
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC) deployed to affected areas on 12 November 2012.
The departments of San Marcos,
Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Sololá, Quiché, Totonicapán, Retalhuleu and Suchitepéquez remain under a state of emergency as issued by the President of Guatemala on 7 November.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has mobilized 19 intervention teams.
The Government continues to demolish houses in the most affected departments.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.