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Nov 11, 2022

IDB Donates to Belize’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Inter-American Development Bank, I.D.B., has approved a two hundred thousand U.S. dollar donation to Belize to help families affected by Hurricane Lisa.  This type of Emergency Technical Cooperation is aimed at humanitarian aid, which includes food, drinking water and cleaning supplies, among other emergency items.  Those funds will be channeled through the Government of Belize and administered by the Belize Red Cross. Presently in the country is a disaster management coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.  Earlier today, News Five spoke with Tanya Hulse, Communications Officer at the Belize Red Cross. She explained the roll that the delegates will play in the distribution of funds.


Tanya Hulse, Communications Officer, Belize Red Cross

Tanya Hulse

“He is here in a capacity as one of our delegates that will help with the distribution of the IDB funding that we received.  We got a significant donation from the IDB and we want the Government of Belize to be the official recipient and channeling organization to deliver those funds.  And so, he’s an international delegate that comes to make sure that accountability, transparency in the delivery of that process because it’s cash in hand.  So these donations will be given out to… we have proposed three hundred families who benefited from this cash relief.  And so, certainly because we are a national society, we do need the international society delegation to be here for that sum of money, just for the simple sake of transparency and accountability.”

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