60 tons of Rice donated by Taiwan will be distributed in Guatemala

  Guatemala is one of the most vulnerable countries to effects of natural disasters and climate change. Also the decline in crop productivity and fluctuations and livestock mortality caused by drought and El Niño are causing a serious food crisis. To make matters worse, two hurricanes ETA & IOTA struck in November 2020 and COVID-19 have worsen the situation.

  Thanks to the support of Good Neighbors Taiwan, Good Neighbors Guatemala was able to apply for a rice donation with Taiwans's Government, who were willing to support due to the pandemic and climatic crisis in Guatemala. Taiwan's Government confirmed the donation of 60 tons of white rice to support families affected by COVID-19 and the tropical storms ETA & IOTA in Guatemala.

  On March 18th, the donation ceremony was held with the participation of Taiwan's Embassy, MAGA (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and food), Heifer International Guatemala, Wan Hai (Shipping Company) and local media to cover this event.

  Through this donation 2,000 families will be benefited in total and each family will receive sack of 30kg of white rice. Distribution will be conducted in Zacapa by GN Guatemala and in Izabal by MAGA and Heifer International Guatemala.

Good Neighbors Guatemala is actively engaged in activities for human assistance in the country and also cooperates in the production of national manuals (Equipo Humanitarion De Pais) to respond local threats and risks.

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