|Belize’s Response to Haiti’s Earthquake|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00|
Belmopan, January 13, 2010.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the country of Haiti experienced a 7.0-magnitude earthquake; reportedly, the country’s worst in two centuries. The quake struck about ten miles southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince and was quickly followed by two aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude.
The Government of Belize is closely monitoring the situation in Haiti to identify how best to coordinate its assistance to the relief and reconstruction efforts of our CARICOM sister nation, including a possible collective approach with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA) and the US Southern Command based in Honduras.