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Sep 11, 2020

Humanitarian Aid is being Extended to Victims of TS Nana

In the wake of the storm, government has since reached out to victims in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly in the Stann Creek District where several villages, including Silk Grass, Hopkins and Sittee River, were most affected.


Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro, NEMO Minister

Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro

“As for the humanitarian assistance, we’re looking at that has been completed both in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts, the humanitarian assistance.  You’re looking at areas in and around Dangriga, you’re looking at Silk Grass, Sittee River, Hope Creek and Sarawee, most of those areas have received some humanitarian so far.  So I think, with that in mind, we’re looking at approximately between eight and ten million dollars total, in terms of two sheets of zinc, four sheets of zinc, plywood, the banana and plantain industry, some corn.  That’s in the agriculture sector.  In the aquaculture sector as well, so the agro and aqua culture sector has been affected to the greatest degree. The initial damage assessment report has been tabled and went to Cabinet yesterday, so we have that available for any media house or any organization that would like to take a look at it.  Also, we have people still on the ground, the damage assessment crew dealing with the details and also we have NEMO on the ground and the humanitarian through [the Ministry of ] Human Development dealing with the humanitarian aspects in terms of trying to help people with some food for them to recover.”

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