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May 10, 2012

Brazil Supports WFP Emergency Aid in Guatemala

WFP Emergency Aid in Guatemala Thankful For Contribution from Brazil.

WFP Emergency aid in Guatemala is
necessary after the damage to roads and
agricultural fields done by Tropical
Depression 12E in October 2011. 
Photo: WFP/Edgar Sacalxot

The government of Brazil has contributed to WFP Emergency Aid in Guatemala. This will go to people needing food aid due to damage done by Tropical Depression 12E in October 2011.

This Brazilian donation to WFP Emergency Aid in Guatemala consisted of 2.785 metric tons of beans and rice valued at over US$2 million.  Transportation costs were covered by government of Australia.  This food will be used to feed 150,000 people.

For more see:

"Guatemala: Brazil Contribution to the Fight Against Hunger," WFP Press Release, 10 May 2012.

"Guatemala: Brazil Contributes to the Fight Against Hunger," AlertNet News, 10 May 2012.

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