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This event is the fourth in a ten-part series, which will shine a light on the "ten most under-reported humanitarian crises in 2020". In cooperation with CARE Germany e.V., the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom invites you to reflect on the current crisis in Guatemala.

Civil unrest, wars and natural disasters did not stop for COVID-19 in 2020. Yet in a country like Guatemala, where 10 million people are living below the poverty line, COVID-19 has made the dire need for survival and a serious food crisis worse.Due to natural hazards and drought, there have been high rates of crop failure and the death of livestock. In combination with the acute poverty in the country, which worsened when the population, who is mostly dependent on informal sector work, was sent into lockdown, hunger became widespread in 2020. After years of civil war and still deep-rooted corruption, inequality in the country remains great.

What is the current political situation in Guatemala? What historical origins does the current humanitarian crises have? How is the situation on the ground, with people waving white flags to signal their hunger and humanitarian need ? How do governments, including Germany, interact with the Central American nation? What humanitarian situation is developing on the ground and how is civil society affected? Why do we not hear about this conflict in our media? Are there solutions how this crisis can be mitigated in the years to come? We hereby invite you to examine and ask these questions in conversation with international experts.

You are also cordially invited to tune in for FNF's next events on the under-reported humanitarian crises: 14th of June on Madagascar and the 28th of June on Malawi. We look forward to seeing you there.

Suffering in Silence? The most under-reported humanitarian crises in 2020: Volume 4 - Guatemala


07.06.2021 | 19:00 - 20:00 Uhr


Referat Bundesprogramm

Außenpolitik, Entwicklungspolitik, Menschenrechte, Migrations­ und Flüchtlingspolitik, Lateinamerika


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