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12 May 2000 description
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NAMIBIA: Food donation from US

11 May 2000 description

Maputo (AIM) - Mozambique survived the flood crisis of February/March without experiencing any major outbreak of diseases such as cholera, Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi told reporters at a Maputo press briefing on Thursday.

Most of the people temporarily housed in government accommodation centres (and at the height of the crisis there were over 100 of these) have now left to rebuild their lives in their home areas.

"It is remarkable that even in Chihaquelane (the largest of the accommodation centres, in Gaza province, which at one time housed over 80,000 people), we …

11 May 2000 description
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SOUTH AFRICA: President says no land invasions

10 May 2000 description
  1. Information update

    The conference held in Rome on 3 and 4 May was attended by 306 participants, representing 40 countries, 19 UN agencies, 22 regional international organisations and 15 Mozambican and foreign NGOs. The conference opened and closed with plenary sessions, chaired by the Italian Foreign Minister, Lamberto Dini, and the UNDP Administrator, Mark Malloch-Brown, respectively.

10 May 2000 description

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues its flood relief efforts in Mozambique, distributing emergency family kits and providing medical and other needed services to thousands affected.

10 May 2000 description

The United States will add $1 million to its humanitarian demining assistance program in Mozambique, bringing the total of such assistance in this fiscal year to $3.5 million, State Department Acting Spokesman Philip Reeker announced on May 10.

Mozambique is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Many of the devices were displaced in widespread flooding of February and March which has left thousands of Mozambicans homeless, Reeker added in a brief statement.

Following is the text of Reeker's Statement:

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U.S. Department of State

09 May 2000 description

Maputo (AIM) - During the February and March flood crisis in southern and central Mozambique, the Mozambican Red Cross (CVM), according to its secretary-general, Fernanda Teixeira, assisted 289,000 displaced people in about 58 accommodation centres.

Speaking to reports on Monday, Teixeira added that bank accounts opened in the name of CVM have so far received
contributions amounting to about 700,000 US dollars.

She described this as an "extraordinary" response from the public to the CVM's appeal for assistance for the flood victims.

08 May 2000 description

Relief efforts continue following the four cyclones, heavy rains, and floods that have struck several Southern African countries since February, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes, belongings and crops. The devastating 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 in September.

05 May 2000 description

MAPUTO, May 4 (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of Mozambique's flood survivors in the worst-hit southern province of Gaza have begun returning to their villages to rebuild their ruined homes, aid agency officials said Thursday.

"Accommodation camps are almost empty," the UN World Food Programme reporting information officer, Inyene Udoyen, told AFP.

Udoyen said the Chiaquelane camp, once the country's largest with around 60,000 people, had only about 2,500 people.

05 May 2000 description
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05 May 2000 description

Maputo (AIM) - The top priority for flood-stricken areas in southern and central Mozambique is seeds and agricultural tools so that peasant farmers can replant, according to Aurelio Zilhao, chairman of the Social Affairs Commission of the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

Presenting a report to the full Assembly from visits made by commission members to flood areas, Zilhao stressed that the main request from flood victims themselves is for seeds and tools, so that they can resume their subsistence farming.

In some areas of Manica, Inhambane and Gaza …

04 May 2000 description
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MAP Director of Relief Gives First Hand Account of the Situation in Mozambique

04 May 2000 description

President Joaquim Chissano has expressed hopes for "good participation and a positive response, not just promises" from the donors who are to take part in the international conference on 3 and 4 May in Rome, on Mozambique's reconstruction efforts following the catastrophic flooding that hit the southern and central regions of the country in February and March.

The Mozambican government is to request about $450 million for the reconstruction work.

04 May 2000 description

Rome, 4 May 2000 - The International community exceeded expectations in Rome today, when it pledged US$ 452.9 million, nearly $3 million more than the Government of Mozambique had asked for, to fund a reconstruction programme in response to this year's devastating floods.

04 May 2000 description

ROME, May 4 (AFP) - The world answered Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano's call for aid to help with flood relief with an international donation of 452.9 million dollars (503 million euros), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said Thursday.