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UN: Guatemala Still Needs Help, One Year After Hurricane Stan


The United Nations' humanitarian arm says thousands of Guatemalans still rely on emergency food aid, more than one year after Hurricane Stan devastated parts of Central America and killed more than 1500 people.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, Tuesday said the World Food Program needs $4 million to help affected Guatemalans through February 2007.

OCHA says Guatemala was hardest hit by the storm, which caused more than $1 billion in damage nationwide. The U.N. also says an estimated 21,000 people are living in temporary shelters or receiving non-food assistance.

Hurricane Stan also killed about 100 others in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

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