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Dec 6, 2016

Chile Donates to Help Farmers Afflicted by Hurricane Earl

There was some boost to the bilateral relations between Belize and Chile. On Monday in Belmopan, Minister of National Emergency Management Edmond Castro received a donation of one hundred thousand Belize dollars from the Government of Chile, represented by Ambassador Maria Inés Ruiz. The donation has been earmarked to support the restoration of agriculture livelihoods in those areas hardest hit by Hurricane Earl. The gift is intended to assist over two thousand small farmers in Cayo, Orange Walk and Belize districts, through the repair of small scale agricultural infrastructure damaged by Earl in August, including irrigation systems and greenhouses. The donation was sourced from the Chilean Fund Against Hunger and Poverty. The United Nations Development Programme, the agency designated to facilitate early recovery efforts in the aftermath of crisis or disasters, is acting as executor as a part of an ongoing hurricane recovery programme currently supported by UNDP in partnership with the Government of Belize.

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1 Response for “Chile Donates to Help Farmers Afflicted by Hurricane Earl”

  1. Mike G. says:

    And we let this sticky fingered politician handle the money!!! Get real people.

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