Commonwealth SecGen pledges hurricane support

Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016. 11:00 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has expressed concern for the welfare of all affected by Hurricane Earl and assured the Government and people of Belize of solidarity at this testing time. Baroness Patricia Scotland

In her statement the Secretary-General said, quote, Extreme weather, such as has wrought such havoc and brought such distress to our Commonwealth sisters and brothers in Belize, is an increasing threat as we strive to build resilience and overcome vulnerability in our member states.

In conveying sympathy to the many thousands who have lost their homes, especially the very young and the very old, I know citizens in all our member states would wish me to pledge afresh our Commonwealth support for the people and emergency services in Belize, and our commitment to helping them to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and the vital infrastructure on which they depend. End quote.

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