Prolonged drought in southern Guatemala

Since 2012, a prolonged drought has created severe food shortages for hundreds of thousands of people in southern Guatemala. In the areas of Jalapa, Chiquimula and Santa Rosa, children are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers in the affected areas may experience difficulties finding adequate food and other essential services. Prior to visiting these areas, travellers should investigate the status of local food supplies.