Familie in Guatemala
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The people of Guatemala struggle with the burdens of the past and natural disasters.

With over 17 million inhabitants according to the Human Development Report 2021/2022, Guatemala is the most populous state in Central America. The country has experienced dictatorships and prolonged civil wars in the 20th century. Gang crime, environmental problems caused by rigid mining, great poverty and occasional natural disasters such as floods and landslides characterise the daily lives of many of the predominantly Christian inhabitants.

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Training in Quetzaltenango

Education and health for Guatemala

The communities of Quetzaltenango and San Marcos in western Guatemala offer youths and young adults hardly any future: The level of education is low and unemployment is high. Since the health care system in the region hardly functions either, people with few resources get into serious trouble when...
Familie in Guatemala

Supporting disaster-prone communities

The southwestern region of Quetzaltenango is one of the areas most affected by natural disasters in Guatemala. Sign of Hope supports the local population in securing their livelihoods, food and shelter. In addition, access to nutrition and health services will be improved and community disaster...
Vorbereitung auf humanitäre Notlagen

Preparation for humanitarian emergencies

Local non-governmental organisations are the first and last to provide on-site assistance and support reconstruction in the event of a disaster. For this reason, a total of ten local partner organisations in particularly disaster-prone countries are being given specialist training to enable them to...

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