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NEMO and Red Cross asking for support to those affected by Guatemala’s Devastating volcanic eruption Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 June 2018 00:00

One of the most active volcanoes in the Central American region erupted in a fiery explosion of ash and molten rock on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Volcán de Fuego, or Chi’gag, is an active volcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments and after its quake, almost 200 are missing while the death toll is at 75 and rising. Survivors returning to the village of San Miguel los Lotes found nothing but destruction, as the village was turned to rubble and ash in the wake of the eruption.

Despite their differences with Guatemala, the people of Belize have taken a stand to remain committed to them in this trying time. Cash donations are being accepted by the Belize Red Cross as well as the National Emergency Management Organization. NEMO’s Humanitarian Officer can also be contacted at 822-2054, 636-6643 or 828-4334 by those persons or corporations offering donation. NEMO Belize continues to monitor the situation and to receive offers of assistance.

In a statement issued by NEMO, they have said that “NEMO appreciates all assistance given to Belize in the past by the people and government of Guatemala and hopes that this reciprocal humanitarian offer of disaster aid will be received in the spirit of humanity for those in need. NEMO, on behalf of the Government of Belize, offers our kindest assurances to Guatemala in their time of need. We remain committed to assist our neighbours in times of disaster emergency in the spirit of humanity.”NEMO and Red Cross asking for support to those affected by Guatemala’s Devastating volcanic eruption

One of the most active volcanoes in the Central American region erupted in a fiery explosion of ash and molten rock on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Volcán de Fuego, or Chi’gag, is an active volcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments and after its quake, almost 200 are missing while the death toll is at 75 and rising. Survivors returning to the village of San Miguel los Lotes found nothing but destruction, as the village was turned to rubble and ash in the wake of the eruption.

Despite their differences with Guatemala, the people of Belize have taken a stand to remain committed to them in this trying time. Cash donations are being accepted by the Belize Red Cross as well as the National Emergency Management Organization. NEMO’s Humanitarian Officer can also be contacted at 822-2054, 636-6643 or 828-4334 by those persons or corporations offering donation. NEMO Belize continues to monitor the situation and to receive offers of assistance.

In a statement issued by NEMO, they have said that “NEMO appreciates all assistance given to Belize in the past by the people and government of Guatemala and hopes that this reciprocal humanitarian offer of disaster aid will be received in the spirit of humanity for those in need. NEMO, on behalf of the Government of Belize, offers our kindest assurances to Guatemala in their time of need. We remain committed to assist our neighbours in times of disaster emergency in the spirit of humanity.”