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23 Aug 2016 description

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs that Southern Belize in particular the Toledo District is experiencing flooding.

Jacintoville is currently under flood conditions. Aguactae village is inaccessible and water is 15ft above the bridge. Other villages along the Moho River must closely monitor the flood situation and take the necessary precautions. Other villages in the Toledo and Stann Creek Districts must be on alert for flooding.

23 Aug 2016 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 22, 2016 – On August 18, CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a payout of US$261,073 to the Government of Belize under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country on August 4 & 5 during Hurricane Earl. CCRIF’s prompt payment to the Government demonstrated its commitment to provide policy payouts within two weeks after a qualifying hazard event.

18 Aug 2016 description

La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y sus socios están brindando asistencia humanitaria y de reconstrucción a las víctimas del huracán Earl, incluyendo a solicitantes de asilo del Triángulo Norte.

BELMOPAN, Belice, 17 de agosto de 2016 (ACNUR) – Jorge saca el teléfono de su bolsillo y reproduce un corto video que muestra las inundaciones y el techo de su casa que apenas se veía a la distancia, todo sumergido debajo de la masa de agua que lo rodeaba.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

17 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights:

  • UNICEF delivers 430 family hygiene kits and $35,000USD to the Government of Belize for humanitarian assistance.

  • All shelters were closed on Friday, 12 August 2016 so there are no remaining people in shelters but many families are placed in temporary homes, rent free, for 2-3 months.

  • UNICEF Belize along with PAHO/WHO continues to strengthen the WASH coordination mechanisms and is in close communication with the government and other partners to identify potential areas of support.

17 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency and its partners are to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to the victims of Hurricane Earl, including asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle.

By: Brooke Del Greco and Giulia Batistella

BELMOPAN, Belize – Jorge pulls the phone from his pocket and plays a brief video showing flooded marshland and the barely visible rooftop of his home in the distance, all but submerged under the surrounding expanse of water.

16 Aug 2016 description

PERU: On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people.Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for seven districts in the province Arequipean province of Caylloma.

16 Aug 2016 description
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PERÚ: Un sismo de magnitud 5.4 ocurrió la noche del 14 de agosto en el departamento de Arequipa. El sismo ha dejado 4 muertos. Hay unas 1,564 familias damnificadas, 1,074 viviendas inhabitables y 383 colapsadas. Las autoridades nacionales y regionales realizan entrega de ayuda humanitaria a los afectados. El Poder Ejecutivo realizó una declaratoria de emergencia por 60 días en siete distritos en la provincia arequipeña de Caylloma.

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

13 Aug 2016 description

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.

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No deaths or major injuries related to the passage of Hurricane Earl have been reported in the country

  • 119 people remain in shelters and others without electricity continue to take shelter with relatives

  • Water levels have started to recede in flooded rivers in the Cayo District; however, flooding remains a concern in flood prone areas, particularly in the Belize River Valley

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On August 4, 2016 at 09:00 (BLZ time), the country of Belize was declared ALL CLEAR by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

  • No deaths or injuries occurred and all community and regional hospitals are fully operational

  • Electricity and water services are in the process of being restored to the entire population

184,700 Persons Affected
3 PAHO experts deployed
164 Persons in Shelters

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On August 4, 2016 at 09:00 (BLZ time), the country of Belize was declared ALL CLEAR by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

  • Priorities are focused on restoration of utilities, search and rescue, medical care to those affected, providing shelters, clearing up roads and highways, and inspecting airports and seaports

  • No deaths occurred and all community and regional hospitals are fully operational.

11 Aug 2016 description
  1. PEOPLE IN SHELTER: There are a total of 119 persons in Shelter as follows: 56 in Belize City: In Cayo: Teakettle has 15 persons in shelter and St. Matthews has 31 persons. There are 2 persons in the shelter at Gracie Rock. There are 11 persons in the Hattievile Community Centre. Orange Walk has 4 persons in one shelter in San Carlos.

11 Aug 2016 description

Belize - 08/10/2016

Hurricane Earl- Update: Approximately 2,000 families (10,000 people) have been affected in six departments in Belize; 170 people still remain in shelters. The most affected districts were Belize City, Belize Rural, Orange Walk, Cay, and the Stann Creek districts. Water systems are being restored; however, some rural areas in the Belize district still lack electricity. Houses, utilities, and agriculture sustained damages.

11 Aug 2016 description
  1. PEOPLE IN SHELTER: There are a total of 170 persons in Shelter as follows: 91 in Belize City: Unity Presbyterian has 16 persons, St. John’s Vianney has 31 persons, and St. Luke has 44 persons. In Cayo: Teakettle has 16 persons in shelter and St. Matthews has 31 persons. There 28 persons in the Hattievile Community Centre recently built by US Southern Command. Orange Walk has 4 persons in one shelter in San Carlos.

10 Aug 2016 description

MEXICO

Puebla:

  • 33 people dead

  • 500 people in shelters - Damages to infrastructure such as bridges, roads, schools and houses, people are in cut-off areas.

  • The Damage Assessment Committee is activated.

  • The Federal Government has declared a state of emergency in 3 municipalities (Huauchinango, Tlaoala and Xicotepec) and Emergency Funding (FONDEN) is activated.

10 Aug 2016 description

In response to Hurricane Earl, which struck Belize on 4 August 2016 causing significant damages across the country, the European Commission has provided €50 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.