CABEI grants emergency aid to Belize to address damages caused by Hurricane Lisa

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Through the donation, the authorities will be able to purchase medical supplies and basic goods to support the people affected by the natural phenomenon.

Tegucigalpa, November 15th, 2022.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) granted the Government of Belize emergency and natural disaster assistance of up to US$1 million to address the damage caused by Hurricane Lisa.

The funds may be used for the purchase of food, medicines, specialized medical care, materials required for shelters and recovery or repair of infrastructure, among other necessary equipment and supplies that contribute to disaster relief and response capabilities.

"As a gesture of solidarity with this nation, the CABEI Board of Directors granted this non-reimbursable financial cooperation in order to collaborate with Belize's efforts in response to the damage caused by the intensity of the phenomenon that affected the country," said Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi.

The Prime Minister of Belize John Briceño, representing CABEI, the executive Kerstin Morales and authorities of the Belizean government participated in the signing event.

Since 2006, CABEI has supported various actions in favor of the economic and social development of its non-founding regional partner. In the 2020-2021 period, CABEI granted three emergency grants for US$2.0 million to address the emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the damage caused by Hurricane Eta.