For Guatemala, the road to independence and transparent democracy has not been without its fair share of problems. After ten years of successful social reforms and democracy, Guatemala fell into turmoil after a U.S.-backed coup in 1954. A civil war started in 1960 and left 36 years of conflict and over 200,000 dead. Peace finally came in 1996 and Guatemala is making political strides to end the violence, corruption, and poverty that has so affected the lives of its people.
COVID COUNTRY UPDATES
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, which has been placed in total lockdown. However, equally concerning to the health threats posed by COVID-19 are the economic repercussions and the pronounced food insecurities triggered by the lockdown. In response, the government has delivered boxes of food and World Renew staff continue their work in-country through virtual means; however, even World Renew’s national staff require prayer as they themselves struggle to maintain their homes under current restrictions. Nonetheless WR has prepared together with its partner two emergency projects that will assist almost 900 families in 10 communities with food aid during the curfew period.