The Children of Chiquimula

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In Guatemala, severe malnutrition perpetuates one of the highest rates of stunted children in the world — and climate change is making the situation even worse.

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The Children of Chiquimula

In Guatemala, severe malnutrition perpetuates one of the highest rates of stunted children in the world — and climate change is making the situation even worse.

In Guatemala, severe malnutrition perpetuates one of the highest rates of stunted children in the world. The Indigenous Maya communities are particularly affected as climate change is making their struggle to survive even harder—the country is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and drought. While Guatemalans are often able to overcome poverty by paying a human smuggler to take them to the United States, in places like Jocotán/Chiquimula families are caught between malnutrition and death.

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