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Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Fire guts buildings in San Pedro

Thursday, July 10, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: A devastating fire in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro Town on Sunday cost several families their homes.

The leading humanitarian organization in Belize, the Belize Red Cross, has sprung into action through its local branch and working with other organizations.

Director General Lily Bowman says they are working through their local branch and the Lions organization to send supplies to the devastated families.

According to Bowman the Red Cross assesses needs and moves in as needed. One of the important aspects of that help is the psychological trauma of the newly homeless.

Bowman says there has been no formal examination but in case it is needed, a psycho-social unit designed to treat trauma such as this will be activated.

Tropic Air, Maya Island Air and Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association are transporting the items to the island free of charge.

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