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Five things to know about the humanitarian situation in Guatemala

06 Jan 2022

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Marta and her children are among 729,200 people in need of urgent assistance in the eastern Izabal Department. Photo: OCHA/ Luis Echeverría
Marta and her children are among 729,200 people in need of urgent assistance in the eastern Izabal Department. Photo: OCHA/ Luis Echeverría

As Guatemala grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people who need emergency assistance has continued to grow. Areas such as Alta Verapaz and Izabal in north-central Guatemala, still reeling from the impacts of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in 2020, have been particularly affected.

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners continue to support the Guatemalan Government in responding to the needs of vulnerable people across the country.

Read the full story on Medium by United Nations OCHA (@UNOCHA).