Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2023. 4:27 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today, the Government of Belize received hurricane relief items from the people and Government of Brazil through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Elvia Vega Samos received the donation from Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, Brazil’s Ambassador to Belize.
The donation is valued at about US$33,000 and includes food packs, hygiene kits, and 500 kg of dehydrated nutritional soups.
During the handing-over ceremony, representatives of Belize and Brazil spoke about the importance of helping each other during times of need.
Belize expressed gratitude to the people and Government of Brazil for their generosity which contributed to the continued support of families impacted by Hurricane Lisa.
Also present were Ambassador Amalia Mai, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in her capacity as the Chair of the Foreign Assistance Committee of NEMO, and Marconi Leal, Jr., Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.
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