Hurricane Lisa Situation Report 6 - 7 November 2022

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  • On Fri. 4 Nov. 2020, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) released preliminary findings from the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA). 94,271 residents in Belize City, Rural Belize District and the Cayo District were severely affected with 500 houses destroyed and 5,000 damaged.

  • Generally, the more urgent needs are roofing and construction materials, food supplies, household supplies (bedding and clothing) and hygiene and supplies. The most pressing health needs are medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. A list has been shared by the MOHW to PAHO/WHO.

  • An emergency allocation of funds was made available by the Government of Belize for initial Humanitarian Assistance (food and emergency supplies for the most affected families. Medium-term response, which will include emergency accommodation rental for displaced families, will be allocated to the Ministry of Human Development, Families, and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoHDFIP).

  • The MoHDFIP has created a Hurricane Lisa Relief Donation Account. Besides cash donations, clothing, baby pampers and formula, mattresses, food items and building utensils are being requested.

  • 112 persons who have been assessed by the Relief and Supplies Committee received food. 568 persons were assessed for assistance. 7 shelters remain open with 161 persons.

  • This weekend a large Belize Defence Force team was deployed for a 72-hour cleanup campaign in Belize City under the coordination of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing. 125 dump truckloads of debris were removed from the streets