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30 May 2000 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for the UK Government's response to disasters and emergencies overseas.

Since the middle of January prolonged and exceptionally heavy rains have caused flooding throughout Southern Africa. These were especially serious in southern Mozambique. By 10 February some 200,000 people were estimated to be affected.

27 May 2000 description

by Francis Curta

CHOKWE, Mozambique, May 27 (AFP) - This town in the heart of Mozambique's catastrophic flood zone is only slowly recovering, thanks to international aid and the efforts of relief organisations.

Chokwe, 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of the capital Maputo, spent weeks under two metres (six feet) of water at the beginning of the year. When that subsided, residents had to wade through thick mud as the flood waters from the Limpopos river receded.

26 May 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 26 May (IRIN) - Workshops arranged by the government and the humanitarian community are scheduled to get underway across Mozambique next month to help nearly half a million people currently being resettled after devastating floods in February and March which claimed over 650 lives.

26 May 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

26 May 2000 description
report US Fund for UNICEF

All major rivers in southern Mozambique have receded, including the Limpopo River, the source of the region's worst flooding. Early in the emergency, flood waves from the Limpopo reached 86 feet in height.

25 May 2000 description
report Médecins du Monde

Médicos del Mundo ha trasladado a Chókwé todas las actividades de atención sanitaria en el hospital de campaña montado para atender a una población superior a 60.000 personas. Esta población, que tuvo que desplazarse a Cheaquelane durante las inundaciones producidas en Mozambique a principios de marzo de este año, era casi toda originaria del municipio sureño de Chókwé.

25 May 2000 description
report Salvation Army

A tree reminiscent of the one in the story of Zacchaeus graces the centre of an otherwise derelict compound in Matola, Mozambique. Two small, partially-roofed, matchbox-like buildings stand in one of the back corners. The site, which is on loan, is used for Salvation Army corps activities. It also houses 15 people who have been unable to return home because of the flooding.

25 May 2000 description
report Christian Aid

Appeal funds

24 May 2000 description

MAPUTO, May 24 (AFP) - Radio programmes aimed at helping victims in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone that whipped Mozambique earlier this year are likely to bring hope and support to affected families in remote rural areas.

Broadcasts -- made on provincial radio services presented by local radio personalities -- will offer counselling and health tips to people in the worst-hit regions in the south of the country.

24 May 2000 description
report IRIN

ZAMBIA: Plans for possible Zimbabwe refugees

22 May 2000 description

Recovery efforts continue following the four cyclones, heavy rains, and floods that struck several Southern African countries early this year, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes, belongings and crops. The devastating weather 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 in September.

22 May 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 22 May (IRIN) - The Mozambican government in coordination with UNHCR is to open a centre for refugees in the northern Nampula Province.

20 May 2000 description

General
Action contre la Faim is continuing its activities in the southern Sofala.

Food distribution and kits distribution have been the main activities in Chibabava district during the last month.

The water sanitation teams continue the water well disaffection & rehabilitation in the Machanga and Buzi districts and chlorine distribution through the Mozambican NGO "Kulima" in the 3 districts (Chibabava, Buzi and Machanga district).

There is a strong co-ordination with the local authorities and among organisation that present in the area.

19 May 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

19 May 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2000/0096
OCHA Situation Report No. 26
Mozambique - Floods

18 May 2000 description

Maputo (AIM) - Seventy per cent of the 491,317 displaced flood victims, who had sought refuge in government accommodation centres during the emergency period, have now been resettled or returned to their places of origin, reports Thursday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias".

Last week preliminary data showed that at least 4,000 of them were still in the Chihaquelane accommodation centre and

18 May 2000 description
report IRIN

ANGOLA-ZAMBIA: Angola admits its troops attacked Zambian soldiers