The United Nations Development Programme donates relief supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Earl in Belize City

Aug 19, 2016

UNDP Belize Deputy Resident Representative Karen Bernard (R) handing over relief supplies to NEMO Central Regional Coordinator Timrose Augustine (L)

The United Nations Development Programme, working closely with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) donated roofing materials, mattresses, lumber and cleaning kits to assist vulnerable populations in the areas of Belize City following Hurricane Earl which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early in the morning on Aug. 4, 2016.

This assistance will enable a hundred and twenty five families to repair their damaged roofs and houses, to restore their basic safety and well-being, and paving the way for return to normal life. The assistance amounts to approximately fifty thousand dollars (USD 50,000), provided through an Emergency Cash Grant from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is an agency of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for coordinating humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Belize works to integrate issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at the country level, and focuses on building resilience and ensuring that development remains risk-informed and sustainable. UNDP support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will focus and guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.


The handing over ceremony to the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) was held at the Militia Hall Compound on Friday, August 19th 2016.

Contact information

Karen Bernard, Tel: +501 822 2688 or karen.bernard@undp.org