by Robert Wilkinson
From mi hermano Felipe and our friends at RightsAction, here's the latest update on the effects of Hurricane Stan in Guatemala. "Parts of Guatemala are facing a starvation "timebomb" in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan, ... We suspect that by the end of the year most people's food will have run out. The severity of the hurricane hasn't been fully grasped yet," he said. "Compared to Hurricane Mitch [in 1998], the impact on Guatemala is much worse.... The situation in Guatemala is a timebomb waiting to go off... the fuse is lit." To find out how you can save children's lives, please keep reading.
From the BBC story: "A comparison of the maps of poverty and the areas affected by Stan reveals that most of the municipalities with the greatest vulnerability to hunger are also those hardest hit by Stan." Please consider supporting those Mayan families in Guatemala who are in danger of starving. The children and families of Guatemala are truly victims of a disaster beyond comprehension. Your donations can save lives, with no bureaucratic waste or bungled mismanagement. Here's a link to coverage on how locals are doing more than the government. This link takes you to legit relief organizations. Please give all you can.