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Guatemala, June 2022


Guatemala: 4.6 million people projected to be highly food insecure through September 2022

IPC Country Brief

Se analizaron los 22 departamentos del territorio guatemalteco, totalizando 17.4 millones de habitantes. De marzo a mayo de 2022, más de 3.9 millones de personas se encuentran en Fase de Crisis (Fase 3) o Emergencia (Fase 4) y por tanto requieren acciones inmediatas. Se prevé que esta cifra aumentará a 4.6 millones de personas en el período de junio a septiembre de 2022 y disminuirá a 3.2 millones de personas para el período de octubre de 2022 a febrero de 2023.
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IPC Snapshot

Over 4.6 million people (26% of the analyzed population of 17.6 million) are likely to experience high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) in Guatemala between June and September 2022. The population in the worst conditions is made up mainly of small subsistence/subsistence farmers, whose reserves have been depleted and have also seen their ability to invest for the next harvest diminished by the high cost of several inputs and fuel.
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Actions Needed

  • The IPC Acute Food Insecurity report for Guatemala should be presented to the authorities of SESAN, the President of the Republic of Guatemala, the Inter-institutional Technical Liaison Committee (CTI) and the National Council for Food and Nutritional Security (CONASAN) for timely decision-making regarding the outcome of the analysis.
  • It is recommended to identify and prioritize the populations and municipalities in which a greater proportion of households have exhausted their staple grain reserves and are using crisis and emergency coping strategies.
  • It is also recommended to implement strategic humanitarian and other actions included in the Plan for the Attention of Seasonal Hunger 2022, with the support of international cooperation, non-governmental international cooperation, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Priority response objectives should be oriented to protect livelihoods and reduce food consumption gaps in households that are classified in Crisis (Phase 3) or Emergency (Phase 4) IPC conditions. In addition, actions to reduce risk factors should be strengthened.

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