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11/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Guatemala Declares Hunger Crisis

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a "state of public calamity" to try to mobilise funding to tackle severe food shortages in the country.

Officials say 54,000 families living in an area prone to extreme weather are in a critical situation.

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