Disaster risk reduction in Belize beneficial but expensive

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Belize. Photo: UNDP

Reducing the economic impact caused by disasters is expensive but worthwhile, according to the minister for national emergencies in Belize.

The Central American country suffers regularly from floods which disrupt trade, agriculture, transportation and child education.

Minister Edmond Castro who works in the national emergency office, known as NEMO, was recently in Paraguay for a UN conference focusing on how best to reduce the negative effects of natural and man-made catastrophes.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking him what challenges Belize faces.

Duration: 3'00"

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