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Guatemala

Drought puts spotlight on Central American climate change woes

2 Sep 2014, TRF

'A key challenge is to improve farmers’ access to water at times of drought, for instance by building more water wells run by farmer cooperatives, and find better ways of using and harvesting rainwater,' said Francisco Pavon, Oxfam press officer in Honduras...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED)
  • Website:http://conred.gob.gt/
  • Contact:Secretario Ejecutivo
  • Phone:(502) 3854-1411 +502 23321189


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED)
  • Website:http://conred.gob.gt/
  • Contact:Secretario Ejecutivo
  • Phone:(502) 3854-1411 +502 23321189
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2009 2,500,000
Storm 2005 475,314
Storm 2010 397,962
Flood 2008 180,000
Drought 2001 113,596
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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