Guatemala Volcanic Eruption: International Aid Flowing In
At least 33 people are confirmed dead in Guatemala after the Volcan de Fuego, or “volcano of fire” erupted on Sunday, just miles outside of the capital city.
Action level: Developing
Emergency crews are still working to recover victims of the deadly volcanic eruption. Lava and ash blanketed the sky over the weekend, trapping a number of hillside villages where communities had yet to evacuate.
Some 3,000 people have already been displaced, according Guatemala's CONRED national disaster management agency.
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International aid flowing in
The G13 — an international group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and Russia, plus Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa — has pledged its support of Guatemala and offered assistance in emergency response.
Israel’s Foreign Minister says his country delivered blankets, food and medicine to benefit victims and survivors of the weekend eruption. Israel has also promised to commit $10,000 in recovery efforts.