Period covered: 9 - 20 March
Maputo (dpa) - Hungry crocodiles and hippos are making life even more difficult for flood victims with little or no food in Mozambique's Tete province, authorities said.
Relief workers were unable to reach about 4,000 people isolated in the province's northern Moatize district because roads were impassable and their fate remained unknown, they said.
LWR is supporting immediate relief aid to 10,000 people who had to flee their homes in northern Sofala, Mozambique, through its partner agency, the National Ecumenical Committee for Rehabilitation Resettlement and Reintegration (CEDES).
The INGC has reported that the number of people displaced in Mozambique's four flood-affected provinces has risen to 235,000, of whom 180,000 are in temporary accommodation centres. There are 124 accommodation centres but merging and consolidating smaller centres to facilitate logistics is reducing this number.
Care International has been given responsibility for the management of humanitarian assistance in Chinde district, Zambezia province.
ZIMBABWE: Fuel crisis deepens as trains cancelled
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Regional African trade court opens in Zambia
A regional trade court for 20 nations in eastern and southern Africa held its inaugural session in Lusaka on Monday, creating a new body that would have the power to overturn national laws and court rulings, news reports said.
UMCOR has sent emergency grants in response to the flooding in Eastern Hungary and the Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in what is the region's worst flooding in 100 years. Funds will help provide food, hygiene items, blankets, drinking water, medical supplies and other relief goods. In the long-term, UMCOR partners will work to rehabilitate homes that have been damaged or destroyed. To join in this response, please give to UMCOR's International Disaster Response, #982450-8.
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MAPUTO, March 23 (AFP) - Two Mozambicans were injured when a truck hit a landmine in flood-stricken central Mozambique on the road between the port city of Beira and the inland town of Caia, a United Nations official said Friday.
UN media coordinator Frances Christie told AFP that the accident, which occurred on March 15, involved a truck belonging to the UN-run Programme for Local Human Development (PDHL).
Caia, about 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of Beira on the banks of the flooded Zambezi river, serves as an operational base for most relief agencies.
MAPUTO, March 22 (Xinhuanet) -- The Mutua-Tica stretch of the highway from the central Mozambican port of Beira to the landlocked Zimbabwe has reopened to traffic, Radio Mozambique here reported on Thursday.
It has been closed since last week till Wednesday when emergency repairs were done, due to the continuous floods from the Pungue River in the region.
Hundreds of vehicles, held up on either side of the flooded road, were thus able to resume their journeys.
At the Tica side there were many trucks from the landlocked neighboring countries of …
The world's largest disaster response organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today marked World Water Day with a commitment to increase its efforts to provide disaster victims with access to clean water and sanitation.
ZIMBABWE: Fuel pipeline resumes pumping
JOHANNESBURG, March 22 (AFP) - Mozambique, supported by international aid, averted a humanitarian catastrophe during last year's floods and is likely to cope well with flooding this year, a British researcher said here Thursday.
"Last year more than half a million people lost their homes but overall people were fed and healthy. Health standards were high and there was no major outbreak of cholera or malaria after the flooding," the researcher, Joseph Hanlon -- co-author of a new book on the 2000 floods -- told AFP.
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MAPUTO, March 22 (AFP) - The mighty Zambezi River has swelled further in Mozambique's flood disaster, with the death toll rising to 81, a humanitarian agency official said Thursday.
Maputo (AIM) - The Social Affairs Commission of the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday gave the Assembly plenary a report on the floods in the Zambezi Valley - but it was of doubtful value, since the commission only managed to visit one of the four provinces affected, and the report, dated 17 February, is now completely out of date.
A brigade, formed by five members of the commission, visited Zambezia province for a week in February, and concluded that, although the provincial government had approved a contingency plan in November, "the failure …
Los delegados de Cruz Roja Española en Mozambique han iniciado la distribución del cargamento trasladado desde España el pasado sábado 17 de marzo. Este envío está compuesto por 481 tiendas de campaña, cinco carpas multiusos que facilitan un total de 440 m2 y que pueden cumplir funciones de almacenes, centros de salud o escuelas; 4.000 mantas, 997 conjuntos de cocina, 3.300 toldos plásticos, seis depósitos de agua con capacidad de 10.000 litros cada uno y cuatro rampas de distribución de agua con grifos y accesorios.
Lusaka, Zambia - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) and three international donor agencies have signed a three-year agreement worth 3.7 million US dollars for the development of an integrated water resource strategy for the Zambezi River Basin, official sources said.