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The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator for Mozambique, Ross Mountain, today presented to donors in Geneva the appeal launched last week for $102 million towards emergency and rehabilitation activities in the flood-stricken country.
by Lawrence Bartlett
MAPUTO, March 24 (AFP) - The cruel deaths of five Mozambicans who survived killer floods only to die in a stampede for aid highlighted Friday the trauma suffered by some of the world's poorest people, who lost the little they had.
The five were killed and 10 were injured Thursday as they scrambled for clothes and water handouts in the country's largest camp for the homeless, at Chiaquelane near Chokwe in the south, Foreign Minister Leonardo Simao said.
OCHA Situation Report No. 21
Mozambique - Floods
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.
Action Against Hunger international network has swiftly reacted to the needs of the victims in Mozambique. ACF has been working in Mozambique since 1992 and has urgently dispatched an additional team of water engineers, nurses and transportation specialists to respond to the appalling conditions of the victims.
by Aregentina Matavel in Mozambique
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.
A. MOZAMBIQUE FLOODS UPDATE - emergency situation report for 18 to 24 March
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) provided on March 23 a second grant to AirServ for additional air and transport support for relief operations in Mozambique in the amount of $2,000,000. This augments previous funding of $1,000,000. In addition, USAID/OFDA responded to a UN World Food Program (WFP) appeal for an additional $1,000,000 to provide transport and relief operations support, augmenting an earlier grant of $450,000.
March 24, 2000, NEW YORK CITY
All Australians have been greatly saddened by the devastation and loss of life caused by the widespread flooding affecting Mozambique.
Torrential rains from 4-7 February 2000 compounded the flooding already caused by seasonal rainfall, leading to the worst flooding in southern Mozambique in nearly half a century. Heavy rainfall in neighbouring South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland exacerbated the situation.
From WEEKLY NEWS 12/00 23 March 2000
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.
MAPUTO, March 23 (AFP) - Thousands of Mozambicans have started fleeing the ruined southern town of Chokwe ahead of a predicted fresh wave of floods, relief workers said Thursday.
TRIPOLI, Libya (PANA) - A joint Libyan and Algerian medical team left Tripoli Thursday for Mozambique to help the country's flood victims.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan Thursday sent a team of doctors as well as a shipment of 37 tonnes of relief supplies to flood devastated Mozambique.
By Elaine Eliah
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 …