Storm causes death and destruction in Nampula
Maputo, 9 Mar (AIM) - At least two people were killed and one was seriously injured as a consequence of heavy rains and strong winds that hit the coast of the northern province of Nampula on Wednesday and Thursday, reports Friday's issue of the daily paper "Noticias".
The storm is also reported to have destroyed dozens of houses, and boats and made access roads impassable on the mainland and on Mozambique Island, off the Nampula coast.
Period covered: March 2001
In summary, the situation is stable but remains serious. River levels have fluctuated and will continue to do so in response to dam discharges and further rainfall in the catchment areas of the Zambezi and Shire rivers. A tropical depression has developed in the Mozambique channel and, whilst it may not intensify to become a cyclone, it will bring a period of two to four days heavy rain to the coastal belt of Mozambique. More people have been moved from flooded areas into relief camps.
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JOHANNESBURG, 9 March (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a statement on Thursday that he was "deeply concerned at the rapidly deteriorating flood situation in Mozambique".
Flood data derived from 50 meter resolution RADARSAT Imagery acquired on 26 February 2001
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While the government of Mozambique is seeing that more and more people are brought to safety from the rising waters in the center of the country, experts from the Deutsche Gesellschaft f=FCr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation), are setting the course for recovery when the waters recede. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, has made DM 2 million available in disaster relief funds.
Press release, Maputo/Brussels, March 8, 2001 - Concerned about the possibility of epidemics, such as cholera and malaria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is focusing on epidemic prevention in provinces in Mozambique severely affected by the recent flood waters.
Maputo, 8 Mar (AIM) - Some already flooded coastal districts in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia could be hit by a storm on Thursday night, according to the country's National Disaster Management Institute (INGC).
The storm started battering the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado on Wednesday.
"By 20.00 local time today (18.00 GMT) the tropical depression will reach the province of Zambezia", said a National Meteorology Institute (INAM) source on Thursday during a multi-sectoral meeting on the development of the current rainy …
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TICA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Francisco Sabado put his battered bicycle on his shoulders and led his passenger through waist-deep floodwaters across a submerged bridge near the Mozambican town of Tica.
Sabado, 25, was paid $1.50 to peddle his passenger perched on the back of the bike 30 km (18 miles) south to the next town of Mutoa after flooding halted traffic on the key highway between Mozambique's second city of Beira and Zimbabwe.
Police have closed the road at Mutoa, leaving a dozen lorries backed up on the Beira side of the water, about 100 …
Maputo, 8 Mar (AIM) - Mozambique's Disaster Management Institute (INGC) has decided to establish measures to control the channelling of relief aid intended for the flood victims in the centre of the country, in order to render aid distribution more transparent, and duly coordinated.
This is a re-installation of measures that were first applied at the height of the 2000 floods, and which arose from complaints that goods intended for the flood victims were being misused.
To clean up its image, the INGC then stressed that the process of reception and distribution of aid had …
Maputo, 8 Mar (AIM) - Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano asked the international community, on Wednesday, for additional aid to help the victims of the floods in the central region of the country.
"It continues raining in the entire sub-region of Southern Africa and there is the threat of a tropical depression that is building up in the Mozambique Channel, thus making prospects, in the short term, extremely alarming", Chissano told a meeting of the diplomatic corps in Maputo.
"We are very worried", he stressed, "and the seriousness of the situation …
OCHA Situation Report No. 8
Mozambique - Floods
JOHANNESBURG, 8 March (IRIN) - The UN in Mozambique is appealing for US $10.7 million to help the country deal with the recent floods, which have so far affected an estimated 400,000 people.
Prepared by the United Nations System in Mozambique in response to the Government International Appeal
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Overall impact and response to date
Appeal objective and UN strategy
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Geneva, 08/03/01 - Action by Churches Together (ACT) International is struggling to bring relief materials to the flood hit areas in the central parts of Mozambique. Bad road conditions make relief operations difficult.