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Agatha storm to make Guatemala food crisis worse, say aid agencies

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The number of Guatemalans going hungry is set to rise as the Central American nation faces more food shortages after devastating floods washed away crops, aid agencies say.

Agatha, the first named storm of this year's Pacific hurricane season, lashed Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at the weekend, killing at least 180 people -- most of them Guatemalan -- and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

Strong winds and torrential rains in Guatemala, which recorded the highest rainfall in over 60 years.

Original source: Reuters