Families like Lucas' are struggling
to feed their children as the climate
crisis rages in Guatemala.
Tragically, 46% of Guatemalan children under the age of 5 have chronic malnutrition.
In desperation, many families in Guatemala are selling their livestock and even leaving their land. Each day, more join a caravan of migrants hoping to reach Mexico and the United States in search of work.
Lucas (pictured) has seen the terrible human toll of the climate crisis first-hand: “Not only in my family, but in different families. This is weighing on all of us. This lack of rain. It’s affecting the whole world.”
Together, we can provide immediate and longer term support for families facing an unprecedented food crisis.
We can provide access to emergency nutrition to help children facing chronic malnutrition that significantly impacts their health, education and long-term futures.
We can provide immediate financial assistance to the most hard-hit families so they can afford their most basic needs, without having to sell the animals or tools they rely on for farming.
We can help families grow a healthy harvest by providing drought-resistant seeds and teaching them new ways to save water and grow crops during the climate emergency.
All photos: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam Intermón
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