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24 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa drought: Ethiopia and Eritrea B) Southern Africa floods: Mozambique and Madagascar (as Supplement) C) Angola D) Sierra Leone.

24 Mar 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services has committed $450,000 in response to the emergency and the agency is working with local church partners throughout Southern Africa.

24 Mar 2000 description

Maputo (U.S. Agency For International Development, March 24, 2000) - A six-person team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently working in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia to assess the structural integrity of major dams within the Zambezi river basin. Once dams in the river basin are assessed, the USACE may assist with other infrastructure assessments.

24 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 24 March (IRIN) - As flood relief operations in Mozambique move into the reconstruction phase, UNICEF this week raised new concerns about the plight of children separated from their parents. It also cited a lack of safe drinking water for many of the country's displaced people.

24 Mar 2000 description

Regional Overview

The forecast for Maputo, Inhambane and Gaza provinces predicts good weather for March 25-28; scattered showers in Sofala, Tete, Manica, and Zambezia provinces, and possible showers in Niassa, Cabo Delgado, and Nampula provinces.

As of March 24, water levels in the Incomati, Save, Zambezi, Umbeluzi, and Maputo river basins have decreased, while water levels in the Limpopo and Pungue river basins have increased.

23 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 23 March (IRIN) - The UN launched a new appeal for flood victims in Mozambique where villagers in the south were warned to leave low-lying areas along the Limpopo as the river is expected to surge over its banks for the second time this month.

23 Mar 2000 description

Après deux interventions au Mozambique, les forces françaises vont maintenant quitter Madagascar o=F9 elles participaient aux secours des populations depuis le 13 mars 2000.

Composé d'un cargo tactique C160 et d'un hélicoptère FENNEC, en provenance de l'Ile de la Réunion, et stationné sur l'aéroport d'Antananarivo, le dispositif français de l'opération Mangoro incluait également le porte-hélicoptères Jeanne d'Arc et la frégate Georges Leygues en escale à Antsiranana du 13 au 16 mars 2000.

En 10 jours, 90 tonnes de fret humanitaire (riz, sucre, légumes …

23 Mar 2000 description

20 mars 2000 - Urgence Madagascar - De retour de Madagascar, dans la région de Tamatav, un volontaire raconte la situation des personnes affectées par le cyclone et la tempête qui se sont abattus sur l'île.

23 Mar 2000 description


Regional Overview

A six-person team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently working in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia to assess the structural integrity of major dams within the Zambezi river basin. Once dams in the river basin are assessed, the USACE may assist with other infrastructure assessments.

22 Mar 2000 description

Antananarivo/Geneva, 22 February 2000 - Tuesday morning, the Swiss Section of the organization MSF officially announced the immediate and total withdrawal of all its teams working in Madagascar, in response to the refusal of authorities to allow them access to treat cholera victims. There is all the more cause for concern as the epidemic has obviously not been brought under control - on the contrary, it is progressing at an alarming rate throughout the entire country.

22 Mar 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0063
OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Madagascar - Cyclone Eline and Gloria

22 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 22 March (IRIN) - As the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Wednesday launched an international appeal for US $102 million to finance the next phase of humanitarian relief operations in flood-hit Mozambique, the government warned of further flooding.

21 Mar 2000 description

Ottawa - Maria Minna, Canada's Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is pledging $300,000 for emergency relief to flood victims in Madagascar.
"Relief efforts have been made more difficult because of limited air and road transport," Minister Minna said. "We must ensure that adequate supplies are delivered quickly to as many people as possible."

21 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 21 March (IRIN) - Clouds over much of southern Africa's flood zone threatened to bring more rain this week in a region where more than two million people have been affected.

21 Mar 2000 description


Regional Overview

Regional forecasts continue to predict showers rather than heavy rains in the next few days. On March 17, the USAID/Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) reported that the Save river level has decreased since March 16. However, roads are still cut off in Vilanculos and other areas.

20 Mar 2000 description

EMERGENCY ACCOUNT #976416 for $2.6 million