Wednesday, May 22, 2024

National Emergency Management Organization

A study reports that 42% of Belizeans were affected by Natural Disasters in 2022

A study by independent energy broker company Utility Bidder ranked Belize as second in countries most affected by natural disasters in 2022. According to the report, 42% of Belize’s population was affected in 2022, either directly or indirectly, by natural disasters, including tropical storms, flooding, and droughts.

2023 Hurricane Season wraps up; Belize spared

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on Thursday, November 30th, and was deemed very active in terms of the number of named storms. The season produced 20 named storms, ranking in fourth place for the most named storms in a season since the year 1950.

Ministry of Sustainable Development and UNICEF Sign MOU

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership for the protection of children, mothers, and vulnerable Belizeans.

Remnants of Tropical Depression to bring rainfall to Belize

As the 2023 Hurricane Season continues in the Caribbean and Atlantic basin, a tropical depression named ‘Twenty-One’ is dissipating over Nicaragua. Its remnants are expected to soak other parts of Central America, including Belize. The National Meteorological Service of Belize forecasted on Tuesday, October 24th, a potential for excessive rainfall to start tonight and continue tomorrow, Wednesday, across the country.

NEMO Signs MOUs with Partner Organizations

On 11, 2023, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), signed four memorandums of understanding with partner organizations, namely, the Belize Red Cross, the Scout Association of Belize, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), and the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB).

Belize Receives Hurricane Lisa Relief Items from the Taiwanese Business Community

Belize received a significant donation of supplies pledged by the Taiwanese business community to support Hurricane Lisa relief efforts. Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Lisa in November 2022, the Embassy of Belize in the Republic of China (Taiwan) initiated the "We are Family: Help for Belize” fundraiser. The campaign mobilized support from 32 donors among Taiwan’s business community and private sector.

Tropical wave to cause rains this weekend

A tropical wave over the southwestern Caribbean Sea near Nicaragua will cause showers and thunderstorms across Belize starting Friday evening, July 28th. The National Meteorological Service of Belize said as the tropical wave approaches the country, the rain will increase throughout the night and tomorrow, Saturday.

Belize Receives Donation of Building Supplies for Hurricane Lisa Relief from Panama

On January 19, 2023, Belize received a donation of zinc from the Embassy of the Republic of Panama that will be used in the rebuilding efforts to assist persons impacted by Hurricane Lisa.