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Aug 12, 2016

IDB supports Belize with emergency assistance in response to Hurricane Earl

The Inter- American Development Bank will support the Government of Belize’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Earl with a US$200,000 grant.

The objective of the grant is to support the National Emergency Management Organization’s (NEMO) efforts to assist vulnerable populations in communities damaged by high winds and floods in various parts of the country.

Based on NEMO’s initial assessment of the most immediate needs, the Bank’s assistance will support Government efforts to provide the required relief in the hardest hit communities in the Belize, Cayo, Orange Walk and Stann Creek Districts.

The funds will be used for food supplies, potable water, materials for temporary shelters, transportation costs, and medicine, among other emergency relief items.

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