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UK will provide 1.8 mn quetzals in support to Guatemala

The Department for International Development (DFID) will channel these resources through the Start Network.


Government Press Release 12 Jun 2018, 12:04 AM Guatemala, United Kingdom
  • DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty by tackling the global challenges such as poverty and disease. (Image Credit: Pixabay)

Following the recent Fuego Volcano tragedy, the UK Government has agreed to provide £182,760 (1.8 million quetzals) to international humanitarian organizations.

The Department for International Development (DFID) will channel these resources through the Start Network, a global organization made up of 42 aid agencies across five continents which aims to deliver more effective emergency aid across the world.

The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in charge of helping the Guatemalan people affected by the volcano crisis are Action Against Hunger (ACF); ActionAid; Mercy Corps; and World Vision.

On 5 June the International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, expressed her condolences for the volcano tragedy and announced UK aid for those affected.

DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty by tackling the global challenges such as poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity, and conflict. DFID’s work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.

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