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12 Apr 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa drought - as attached Supplement B) Angola C) Madagascar D) Mozambique E) North Caucasus.

12 Apr 2000 description
report Oxfam

Mozambique floods - Returning home and cleaning up as most rains ease

12 Apr 2000 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2000 -- The World Bank Group's International Development Association (IDA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to support a comprehensive debt reduction package for Mozambique under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. Total relief from all of Mozambique's creditors under the enhanced framework equals US$600 million, or US$254 million in net present value terms (NPV).

11 Apr 2000 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Emelia Sithole

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Storm-ravaged Mozambique on Monday assessed damage wrought by a fresh cyclone which swept across central and northern regions over the weekend, uprooting trees and destroying crops.

Aid agencies said initial reports showed only limited storm damage but localized flooding from the heavy rains accompanying Cyclone Hudah, which struck the east coastal town of Pebane in Zambezia province late Saturday.

''It appears we were quite lucky so far. There was rain and some strong winds and a number of buildings, a couple of hundred …

11 Apr 2000 description

Wene Owino, PANA Correspondent

11 Apr 2000 description
report Salvation Army

The first plane load of Salvation Army emergency housing tents has arrived in Maputo, Mozambique. Thirty Salvation Army volunteers unloaded 650 family tents and five large community activity tents from a chartered Boeing 707.

11 Apr 2000 description

MAPUTO, Mozambique , April 11, 2000 - After many days of planning, purchasing, organizing and transporting, we are on our way to distribute survival kits (pots, utensils, plates, cups, a tarp, woolen blankets, a jerry can and plastic pail), agricultural tools and some seeds. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has contributed $433,455 Cdn./$298,000 U.S. to pay for 5,000 of the survival kits and 20,000 blankets. The Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM) has teams of local people in place to control, organize and distribute these items.

11 Apr 2000 description

Assets

The existing air assets amount to 23 aircraft, down from 59 at the peak of airlift operations. The costs of the air operation are met by contributions from various donors. Currently the operations cost about USD one million per week. Currently there are aircraft of the SAAF, WFP and Air Serv. The cut-off date for air operations is 22 or 23 April, according to the funds available. WFP will seek funds to keep the operation going until 29 April. However, careful planning is required to ensure the most efficient use of air assets over the next two weeks.

11 Apr 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2000/0076
OCHA Situation Report No. 24
Mozambique - Floods

10 Apr 2000 description

New information is underlined.

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

On April 2, Cyclone Hudah made landfall along the East Coast of Madagascar between Mahanoro and Mananjary. The northernmost area of Madagascar is the most affected region. Agence France-Presse reports 20 deaths and 300,000 people affected in Madagascar. By April 3, Cyclone Hudah exited the West Coast of Madagascar and continued in a westerly direction across the Mozambique Channel. On April 8, Cyclone Hudah made landfall at 0800 local time approximately 20 km north of Pebane in Zambezia Province, Mozambique.

10 Apr 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

10 Apr 2000 description
report AmeriCares

Over 80,000 pounds of relief supplies delivered to the flood-struck nation

10 Apr 2000 description

Assets

It was noted that a meeting scheduled to take place between INGC and WFP to evaluate the need for transport of relief aid was postponed because of the absence of the roads department. Funds are sufficient to secure air operations until 23 April and such an evaluation is essential. The meeting is to be rescheduled for the afternoon of 11 April, at 17.00 hours.

10 Apr 2000 description


THIS REVISED APPEAL CONSOLIDATES THE RELIEF AND REHABILITATION PHASES, SEEKING CHF 19,470,041IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 140,600 DIRECT BENEFICIARIES AND 225,000 INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES FOR 12 MONTHS
This budget is increased from CHF 10,499,231 to a total of CHF 29,964,273.

The programme is extended from December, 2000 to March, 2001.

Summary

10 Apr 2000 description
  1. Evolution of the Floods

    The passage of cyclone "Hudah" caused no significant flooding on rivers in the north of Mozambique. Rivers in the south, namely the Umbeluzi the Incomati and the Limpopo Rivers, are continuing to fall. The Buzi and Pungwe Rivers have both fallen below flood level.

    2. Current Weather Forecast

    Tropical Cyclone "Hudah" dissipated over Nampula province on the night of 08 April.

10 Apr 2000 description

MAPUTO, April 10 (AFP) - Around 300 people were left homeless by Tropical Cyclone Hudah in Mozambique's central and northern districts of Pebane and Moma, officials said Monday.

10 Apr 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 10 April (IRIN) - After reaching Mozambique at the weekend bringing gusts of strong wind and some rain, cyclone Hudah which devastated northeast Madagascar died out, the South African Weather Bureau reported on Monday.

09 Apr 2000 description

The Observer leader headline says, 'Don't cut third world aid'.

We haven't. After 18 years of decline, this Government has increased third world aid by 28 per cent in real terms, that's an extra =A31.6 billion for development.