Caribbean: Hurricane Keith and Tropical Storm Joyce - Sep 2000
Most read reports
- D.Relief.org: Hurricane Keith Leaves Lingering Effects in Belize. 11 Oct 2000
- USAID: Belize - Hurricane Keith Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2000. 3 Oct 2000
- PAHO: Hurricane Keith in Belize: Rapid Health Assessment. 10 Oct 2000
- PAHO: Hurricane Keith: Assessment of Damages and Needs Analysis. 16 Oct 2000
- IFRC: Caribbean: Hurricane Keith - Information Bulletin n° 3. 5 Oct 2000
Period covered: 1 February - 31 March 2001
Programme and budget revision; programme extension to 31 May 2001 - Period covered: 19 December 2000 - 31 January 2001
Depression - Green
Tropical Storm - Yellow
Hurricane 1 - Red
Hurricane 2 - Light Red
Hurricane 3 - Magenta
Hurricane 4 - Light Magenta
Period covered: 16 October - 18 December 2000
The hurricane relief operation is fully underway in all six programme areas: food relief; vector control; well cleaning; health training; water tank construction and latrine rehabilitation. A recent mission by the water and sanitation delegate based in Venezuela was particularly useful as regards implementation of the water and sanitation component. All activities are funded, following a recent confirmation of an ECHO contribution, and constant liaison is ensured with government authorities and external partners.
FRIENDS OF BELIZE MEETING
THE PROGRAM FOR RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE KEITH
THIS APPEAL REPLACES THE PRELIMINARY APPEAL; THE TOTAL BUDGET IS NOW CHF 1,260,502; AN ADDITIONAL CHF 323,065 IS REQUIRED IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 7,000 BENEFICIARIES WITH FOOD, HYGIENE, WATER, AND SANITATION ASSISTANCE FOR 4 MONTHS
Belmopan, November 30, 2000
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. HURRICANE KEITH: THE FURY OF NATURE
II. BELIZE’S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Following an unusually long summer dry spell ("canicula"), with consequent serious damage on the first season crops, the country has been hit by heavy rains and flooding caused by the passage of Hurricane "Keith". It is reported that the capital of Tegucigalpa and neighbouring areas have been particularly affected by the rains. Planting of the 2000/01 second season coarse grain crops has been disrupted as a consequence of the phenomenon.
From FEDERATION NEWS 05/00
SPRING LAKE, Mich. (Nov. 15, 2000) -- International Aid, a Christian relief, development and training agency, is sending two shipments of relief supplies to Belize, Central America.
One month after Hurricane Keith struck Belize, Red Cross teams are focusing on providing the population with clean water and latrines to prevent epidemics, following persistent heavy rains in October which caused rivers to overflow.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0209
OCHA Situation Report No. 11
Belize - Hurricane "Keith"
Torrential rains and flooding due to Hurricane "Keith" have affected food and cash crops in the southern coastal areas, particularly in Santa Rosa, Escuintla, Suchitepequez, Rehalhuleu and San Marcos. A detailed assessment of damage has not been made yet, but damage is reported to crops such as bananas and sesame, as well as to livestock.
Torrential rains and heavy flooding from Hurricane "Keith", in late September, particularly in the northern and central parts of the country, have resulted in severe damage to housing and infrastructure, as well as to the agricultural and fishery sectors. Thousands of farmers have been left homeless and their farming plots and wares destroyed. It is reported that the food situation of many of the affected rural families is under threat. Important damage has also been incurred to the banana and sugar export sector as well as to booming tourist resorts.
Planting of the 2000/01 second season coarse grain and bean crops has only been completed. Some of the small farmers' crops, particularly those grown in the western departments of Chinandega and León, were affected by the heavy rains and flooding caused by Hurricane "Keith".