Project: Strengthen rural communities' response to disasters in Belize

 through capacity building and emergency equipment supply 

Project Status: Finished in 2020


The project provided emergency responders and community members with training, information materials, and first aid supplies to better respond to environmental disasters and built on the project Strengthen emergency and disaster response in vulnerable communities.

The project was implemented in 30 villages:

Aguacate, Barranco, Bladen, Blue Creek, Corazon Creek, Crique Sarco, Dangriga Town, Galespoint, Graham Creek, Hope Creek, Hopkins, Jordan, Mabilha, Machakil Ha, Monkey River, Mullins River, Placencia, Punta Gorda, Punta Negra, Red Bank, San Benito Poite, San Jose, San Juan/ Cowpen, San Lucas, Santa Ana, Santa Theresa, Sarawee, Seine Bight, Sittee River and Trio.

Key activities and deliverables

237 people were trained by NEMO in Village Emergency and Home Safety.

The training's informational materials were created in collaboration with the University of Belize and, after the sessions, participants shared the knowledge acquired with other community members.

30 people were trained and certified in First Aid by the Belize Red Cross. 

As part of the first-aid-kit replenishment actions, each community received Hypertension monitoring equipment, which participants started using to teach others how to check their hypertension levels. At the end of the project, various attendants reported an improved capacity to deal with small first aid incidents and increased local demand for their assistance.


During project implementation, HPPBZ collaborated with:

  • Belize Red Cross
  • National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
  • Representatives from Village Councils
  • University of Belize (UB)

Time Frame

Start: January 2020 

End: December 2020

Duration:  12 months

This project was funded by