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- IFRC Floods Emergency Appeal n° (MDRMZ011) Revision No. 1
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
Appeals & Funding
ANGOLA: Concern over Kuito
MAPUTO, April 20 (AFP) - Psychologists working in flood-stricken Mozambique have discovered severe psychological trauma in child survivors of the country's worst floods.
"We have found many cases of severe trauma among children in the (camps for the displaced)," psychologist Boia Efraime, told AFP Thursday.
Efraime, executive director of Reconstructing Hope, a non-governmental organisation was optimistic that about 80 percent of the affected children would recover but warned that the remainder were likely to develop chronic psycho-pathological diseases.
Makundu-muri, Goonda Administrative Post, Chibabava District, Sofala Province.
OCHA Situation Report No. 25
Mozambique - Floods
20 April 2000
1. Tropical Storm, Hudah which caused heavy rainfall in coastal areas of Gaza and Inhambane provinces on 14 April has dissipated without resulting in great damage to flood affected areas.
Official Data and Statistics (Govt)
- 950,000 in need of humanitarian assistance
- 190,000 under 5 years old
- 473,000 in need of food aid
- 250,000 internally displaced people (46,000 under 5)
- Key priority locations in Limpopo and Save areas
- 699 official recorded death toll (95 reported missing)
Floods & Weather
Maputo (AIM) - The chairperson of a prominent Mozambican NGO, the Community Development Foundation (FDC), Graca Machel, is starting on Wednesday a tour of some of the areas affected by the floods in the southern region of the country, to assess conditions for the resumption of classes.
A source in the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), told AIM that this is part of the Mozambican Education Ministry strategy, with the support of UNICEF, to "ensure the continuation of the school period in the areas affected by the floods".
The source said that Machel will visit the …
JOHANNESBURG, 19 April (IRIN) - The Mozambican government and World Bank have forecast a significant slowdown in economic growth as a result of February's devastating floods, while humanitarian agencies report that more emergency assistance is needed to help people cope with the disaster.
1. Minutes of 13/04/2000
It was noted that the task of tracing the location of all the boats brought into Mozambique in the context of the emergency flood relief programme is extremely difficult because few were channelled through the INGC.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commission has decided to grant Mozambique 5.58 million Euro as humanitarian aid, an official source said Tuesday.
After leaving at least 17 dead in Madagascar and thousands homeless, Cyclone Hudah has caused only minor flooding in eastern coastal areas of Mozambique.
ANGOLA: WFP flights to Kuito not suspended
CAPE TOWN, April 18 (AFP) - South Africa has donated three upgraded military aircraft to neighbouring Swaziland to enhance the sub-region's capacity to respond to emergency situations, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
A ministry spokesman said South African defence chief General Siphiwe Nyanda and foreign ministry deputy director general Welile Nhlapo would hand over the aircraft at a ceremony in Mbabane.
Relief efforts continue following cyclones, heavy rains and floods that struck several Southern African countries since February, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes, belongings and crops. Continuing bad weather has already washed away one harvest and left the ground too soggy for the March-April planting, leaving people in need of basic food support until the next planting scheduled for September.
Relief Efforts Enter Second Phase
With rescue operations nearly complete, relief efforts after the disastrous floods in Mozambique are moving into the second phase - provision of safe water, food, basic sanitation and stopping the spread of disease. Cholera, an often fatal and highly contagious water-borne disease, is already common in Mozambique and now threatens to become an epidemic.
1. Evolution of the Floods
The rivers in the south of the country continue to fall slowly, although slight fluctuations were noted on the Limpopo River because of rain upstream in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The rivers in the centre and north of Mozambique are stable and all are below flood alert level.
2. Current Weather Forecast
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by Dana Palade - a Communications officer on assignment in Mozambique
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