Guatemala: tropical storm Agatha Emergency appeal n° MDRGT002

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Summary: Tropical Depression Agatha was the first tropical storm in 2010 in the Pacific Ocean region. In Guatemala, this storm with its related floods and landslides caused 154 deaths, 98 missing people, 87 wounded people and 142,096 people who have been evacuated from their homes. An additional 188,735 people have been indirectly affected and 61,774 have been directly affected. This Emergency Appeal responds to a request from the Guatemalan Red Cross (GRC) to respond to the humanitarian needs during this emergency. It focuses on appropriate and timely humanitarian response to provide food and non-food relief items, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, health services and early recovery to 1,500 affected families (approximately 7,500 people).