We responded to help people with emergency shelter in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano erupted in 2018.

We also worked there after an earthquake in 2012, and responded to flooding in 2010 and 2005.

View over the landscape in Guatemala, including the Fuego volcano

Where is Guatemala?

Guatemala is in central America. It is bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the south.

Guatemala’s position next to the Caribbean sea makes it vulnerable to hurricanes. When these occur flooding and landslides can be issue. Part of Guatemala also lies on the Motagua fault between two tectonic plates. As such the country is prone to earthquakes and has four active volcanoes.

Our responses in Guatemala

Man carrying child after Guatemala volcano eruption

Fuego volcano eruption 2018

In June 2018, Guatemala was left reeling after the Fuego volcano erupted. It was the most violent and devastating volcanic eruption for 44 years. Read more.

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Fuego volcano in Guatemala

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