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Flooding, Mudslides Displace Children in Guatemala

 

Image showing affected CCF program communities in Guatemala

Image of women and children washing clothes in pools of flood water

Women and children in Guatemala, the country hardest hit by Hurricane Stan, wash clothing in standing pools of flood water.

 

Hurricane Stan, which made landfall on October 5, brought torrential rain, causing flooding and mudslides throughout Central America and southern Mexico.

, which made landfall on October 5, brought torrential rain, causing flooding and mudslides throughout Central America and southern Mexico.

Christian Children's Fund-assisted areas in Guatemala were severely impacted. CCF established contact with all 26 affected program communities in Guatemala.

Thousands of children and their families were affected by the storm, including a total of 4,252 CCF-affiliated children.

CCF-Guatemala is assisting in four core areas:

  • Immediate Assistance — safe drinking water and food
  • Food Security — seeds and harvesting tools
  • Construction Materials — basic shelter, the repair of roofs, walls and latrines
  • Family Support  — medicines and clothing

Read More Information About CCF's Recovery Efforts in Guatemala:

Guatemala: Their Small Faces Hang Heavy »

'Please Don't Forget Us': Guatemalans Recover From Stan »