The project, which is implemented by the Chortí Regional Farmers' Association (ASORECH) will immediately benefit 112 indigenous farming families in eastern Guatemala severely affected by the drought, while a broader humanitarian aid program is being prepared.
The VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas, held in Cartagena, Colombia from June 20-22, 2018 highlights the importance of applying an equity, inclusive and participatory approach to disaster risk reduction.
The Volcano de Fuego located southwest of Guatemala City erupted on Sunday, June 3. The lava opened a path of destruction on the hillsides. Since then, the volcano has been repeatedly throwing huge pillars of ash and large amounts of pyroclastic material.