Country: Belize

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in BelizeDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/blzRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Belize

PHAST, as Explained by a Community Facilitator in Northern Belize

Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) helps communities improve their hygiene and sanitation practices, which ultimately helps to improve their health. In this video, one of the community facilitators from Trial Farm, Belize, gives a quick summary of what PHAST is all about. The Belize Red Cross organizes PHAST trainings in various communities as part …

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Creating Economic Opportunities in Northern Belize

  In 2015, the Belize Red Cross, with support from the American Red Cross, provided initial support to 38 beneficiaries, working with them to diversify community income sources. Grants included support in agriculture and micro-enterprise development, among others. Eight months later, program participants explained how the resulting economic benefits have influenced their livelihoods and that …

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Conoce los participantes del programa Oportunidades de Beneficio Económico en Belice

  Las comunidades al norte de Belice poseen fuentes de ingresos económicos bastante limitados, enfocados principalmente en la industria de la caña de azúcar y en algunas ocasiones la pesca de mar o río. La Cruz Roja Americana trabaja en conjunto con la Cruz Roja de Belice para diversificar los métodos de ingreso en estas …

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Chikungunya – Hard to pronounce, but easy to prevent

Chikungunya is similar to Dengue, but the fever and joint pain are more intense in the case of Chikungunya.Chikungunya cannot affect the same person twice.There is no vaccine.Generally it does not cause death, but more vulnerable persons and those with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, renal failure, tuberculosis, among others, should be medically monitored because there …

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Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change

The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves, limited support and interest has been forthcoming from external sources. This …

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Participatory Video on climate change and disaster preparedness, Belize

Location: Stann Creek, BelizeIn September 2012, the Belizian Red Cross helped facilitate a group of community members and volunteers in Stann Creek District, Southern Belize, to produce a participatory video to inspire community preparedness in the context of climate change. The community producers did 10 interviews in three different villages featuring local stories on disasters, the …

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