PAHO/WHO and the UN Country Team are on standby until they receive the “all clear” from the National Emergency Management Office. Preparations were being made for a potential relocation of offices, pending a decision on Monday morning.
PAHO/WHO will be coordinate the arrival of the OCHA Team on Monday, August 20, if it is necessary to mobilize one.
In planning for a worst-case scenario, evacuation of the Cays in Belize has already begun. The government has called for putting all emergency into operation by Monday evening.
In coordination with the Ministry of Health, the PAHO/WHO country office will remain on stand by tracking the path of the hurricane during Sunday.
PAHO/WHO Regional Health Response Team is on stand by and ready to arrive in Belize if so requested by the Ministry of Health.
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