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Belize’s Response to Haiti’s Earthquake

14 January 2010 One Comment

Belmopan, January 13, 2010.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the country of Haiti experienced a 7.0-magnitude earthquake; reportedly, the country’s worst in two centuries. The quake struck about ten miles southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince and was quickly followed by two aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude.

The catastrophe has resulted in the death of many Haitian and foreign citizens including UN peace keeping personnel who perished with the collapse of the UN headquarters in the country. The Red Cross reports that possibly three million people have been affected.

The Government of Belize is closely monitoring the situation in Haiti to identify how best to coordinate its assistance to the relief and reconstruction efforts of our CARICOM sister nation, including a possible collective approach with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA) and the US Southern Command based in Honduras.

Source: Guardian Newspaper


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  • Mara Martinez said:

    I have a friend who is in Belize now, he is a hidrogeologist and would like to travel to Haiti as soon as possible to give aid, do you know if there are boats that travel from belize to haiti?

    plase reply.

    regards,

    Mara Martinez

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