The United States Government will provide $120,000 in emergency humanitarian assistance and additional support to individuals currently living in temporary shelters due to the devastating effects of Tropical Depression Eta. This assistance will be provided to individuals living in the nine departments worst affected by this disaster (El Quiché, Petén, Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Jutiapa, El Progreso, and Santa Rosa).
“We regret the terrible loss of life and destruction caused by Tropical Depression Eta. The United States stands ready to assist the people of Guatemala. Using the authority granted to me by the government of the United States, I am announcing the release of funds to provide immediate humanitarian assistance for those Guatemalans most affected by this disaster,” said Ambassador Popp.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $120,000 to international non-governmental organizations working in the impacted departments to provide humanitarian assistance including food aid, water, and hygiene kits.
The U.S. Department of Defense will provide critical supplies to communities isolated by the impacts of the storm.
The United States stands in solidarity with the people of Guatemala as they work to overcome this tragedy and rebuild their country. We send our condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and pledge our continued support for those affected by this disaster.