- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Belize: Floods - Oct 2015
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Storm Ernesto - Aug 2012
- Tropical Storm Harvey - Aug 2011
- Hurricane Richard - Oct 2010
- Hurricane Paula - Oct 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
In response to the H1N1 pandemic, Red Cross societies around the Caribbean are supporting their statutory health care systems in preparing communities to respond to H1N1.
The most recent earthquake to hit Belize and Honduras on May 28th has been an eye opener. The Belize Red Cross has been busy disseminating information on disasters such as hurricanes and floods to vulnerable communities. However, when this new hazard hit, it was found that the population was not aware of what to do and while earthquakes don't give advance warnings, it is important to know what to do when the earth shakes or when a tsunami watch is declared.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) is encouraging the people of the Caribbean to become 'Red Cross ready' for the 2009 hurricane season which officially starts today, June 1st and ends on November 30th.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters say the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal. However, the IFRC is advising the public to prepare for the possibility of being hit by a storm.
It takes just one hurricane to provoke a humanitarian disaster.
By Allison Ali in Trinidad
Tropical Storm Arthur, the first storm of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season pounded several districts of Belize over the weekend causing severe flash flooding and some unconfirmed deaths.
According to reports, there are many stranded individuals calling for help to evacuate. At least one bridge and part of a highway to the south of Belize have been washed away. Several other major bridges are under water including one between Belize City and Belmopan.
The Belize Red Cross (BRC) has received a substantial donation to help communities affected by the passage of Hurricane Dean.
The donation of US$100,000 ($200,000 Belize dollars) was made to the BRC by the OAK Foundation and the Parker Family, with the support of the Association of Protected Areas Management Organisation (APAMO), a network of NGO's in Belize that focus on conservation of costal area communities and livelihoods particularly related to the fishing and farming in these areas.
Speaking at the brief cheque-presentation ceremony at the BRC headquarters in Belize City …