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08 Dec 2010 description

ON TUESDAY 7th December in Cancun, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision provided a platform for children from Haiti, Mexico, Indonesia, Bolivia and Belize to interview world leaders calling for action at the climate change negotiations.

Walter, 12 years old from Belize said "I am the present and the future - a victim of climate change. I live in a region that is constantly being affected by disasters. Hurricanes and floods are my reality.

09 Nov 2010 description

9 de noviembre de 2010

La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) entregó hoy una contribución total de 125.000 dólares del Fondo Interamericano de Asistencia para Situaciones de Emergencia (FONDEM) a cinco países de la región (Belize, Costa Rica, Haití, Santa Lucia, y San Vicente y las Granadinas) que fueron afectados por el paso de los huracanes Tomas y Richard en las =FAltimas semanas.

En la ceremonia de entrega oficial de la contribución de 25.000 dólares a cada país, que tuvo lugar en la sede principal de la Organización en Washington DC, el Secretario General de la OEA, …

06 Nov 2010 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.

04 Nov 2010 description

Posted On: Nov 4 2010 4:12PM

By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs

On behalf of U.S. Southern Command, Army Lt. Gen. Ken Keen donated more than $150,000 worth of relief supplies to Belize's National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Nov. 3. Keen was in Belize as part of an official visit.

The relief supplies included two generators, mattresses, blankets, clothing, medical supplies, sheets, and pillows. The donation was made possible through U.S.

01 Nov 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

h CARIBBEAN: Tropical Storm Tomas causes damages in the Caribbean. Haiti is preparing for possible impact.

h NICARAGUA: Rains continue to affect the country; cases of leptospirosis throughout the country except in the RASS.

h HAITI: Efforts to detain the cholera epidemic continue.

01 Nov 2010 description

DESTACADOS:

? El CARIBE: Tomás provoca daños en el Caribe. Haití se prepara para posible impacto.

? NICARAGUA: Las afectaciones por lluvia permanecen. Solo la RASS no presenta casos de leptospirosis.

? HAITÍ: Los esfuerzos por detener la epidemia de cólera continúan.

25 Oct 2010 description

DESTACADOS:

-  HAITI: Más de 3 mil personas afectadas por cólera, 250 muertos.

-  NICARAGUA: Los casos de leptospirosis aumentan. El 58 por ciento se ubican en León.

-  BELICE, HONDURAS Y MEXICO: El Huracán Richard causa daños en Belice, en Honduras y mantiene a México en alerta.

-  PERU: Inundaciones en Cusco dejan 120 familias damnificadas.

25 Oct 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

-  HAITI: More than 3 thousand people affected by cholera, 250 dead.

-  NICARAGUA: Increase in the cases of leptospirosis. 58 per cent are in León.

-  BELIZE, HONDURAS and MEXICO: Hurricane Richard causes damages in Belize and Honduras and Mexico is on alert.

-  PERU: Flooding in Cusco affects 120 families.

25 Oct 2010 description

25 Oct 2010 16:01:29 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Storm losing power as it reaches Gulf

* No deaths, injuries or major damage reported in Belize

* Coffee crops in Honduras, Guatemala likely spared (Updates with Richard weakening further, fresh Pemex comment)

By Isela Serrano

CANCUN, Mexico, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard weakened to a tropical depression on Monday as it moved across northern Guatemala and headed to Mexico's Bay of Campeche, where it was expected to dissipate by Wednesday.

The storm is expected to pass near the platforms that produce the bulk of …

24 Oct 2010 description

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WTNT34 KNHC 242050

TCPAT4

BULLETIN

HURRICANE RICHARD ADVISORY NUMBER 16

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL192010

400 PM CDT SUN OCT 24 2010

...RICHARD BECOMES A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT APPROACHES THE COAST OF

BELIZE...

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...17.2N 88.0W

ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM SSE OF BELIZE CITY

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/HR

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/HR

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES

WATCHES …

24 Oct 2010 description

24 Oct 2010 09:06:46 GMT

* Richard expected to hit Belize as hurricane later Sunday

* Remnants could reach oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico

* Central American coffee, sugar producers at risk

By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard dumped rain on Honduras on Sunday and was seen becoming a hurricane before hitting Belize and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula later in the day.

Richard had top sustained winds near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) and was expected to barrel through southern Mexico and emerge in Mexico's oil-rich Bay of Campeche on …

23 Oct 2010 description

Sábado, 23 de Octubre de 2010 12:30

La Tormenta Tropical Richard continu=ECa desplaza=ECndose lentamente en direccio=ECn Oeste hacia Belice y Guatemala, ubica=ECndose aproximadamente a 600 kilo=ECmetros al Este de Puerto Barrios, Izabal, segu=ECn la informacio=ECn del servicio meteorolo=ECgico del Instituto Nacional de Sismologi=ECa, Vulcanologi=ECa, Meteorologi=ECa e Hidrologi=ECa =96 INSIVUMEH-, en su boleti=ECn meteorolo=ECgico especial No.

22 Oct 2010 description

22 Oct 2010 19:13:56 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Central American coffee, sugar producers at risk

* Remnants could reach oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico

* Some tourists, residents evacuating in Honduras (Updates position, adds details about Honduran coffee crop)

By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard is expected to strengthen on Friday as it churns toward Central America, triggering a hurricane watch along the Honduras-Nicaragua border still recovering from months of heavy rains.

The 17th named storm in the Atlantic this year will …