Recently, on the night of Sunday, November 18th, 2018 A violent eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has triggered the evacuation of some 4,000 people. The volcano, one of the most active in Central America, killed more than 190 people in June. [1] There are still hundreds still missing from the first eruption in June and are believed to be dead.

The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala, commonly known as CONRED, arrived along with the Guatemalan armed forces in El Rancho around 1:00am local time to evacuate residents from the surrounding villages. CONRED began advising residents of the pending eruption hours before the volcano, known as the Volcano of Fire, began spewing ash across the highlands of Guatemala. They had warned residents of the possibility of evacuation. Those evacuated were taken to the football stadium and to public school buildings in the municipality of Escuintla. [2].

ER Abroad has begun an Emergency Donation Campaign to provide monetary assistance to organizations that are providing direct support to the evacuees and regional communities of Escuintla, Guatemala that are primarily affected by these recent eruptions of the Fuego volcano. Please consider donating so that we can provide food and supplies to the evacuees.

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