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23 Apr 2001 description

Graphs and charts never tell the human story in all of its richness. For convenience, AFSC divides its work into fixed thematic and geographic categories, but we remain mindful of an overarching goal. William Penn encouraged his readers "to try what Love will do." Our aim is to be love at work in the world.

20 Apr 2001 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Apr 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A total of 15.8 million U.S. dollars have been raised in response to the Mozambican government's appeal for emergency assistance to the flood-striken areas in the country, director of the National Disasters Management Institute Silvano Langa told reporters here on Friday.

The emergency appeal, launched in late February, was for 36.5 million dollars.

20 Apr 2001 description
report Medair

When the flood hit Mozambique in February last year, Tiago Tembe and his family lived in a mud house in Barragem, very close to the Limpopo River. The river is the source of life to the community but is always a potential danger because it floods easily.

20 Apr 2001 description

MUTUA, Mozambique -- The people of Mutua are returning to a place where they once lived.

19 Apr 2001 description


Department of Emergency and Humanitarian Action
http://www.who.int/disasters/
Highlights:

1. Cholera epidemics is reported in Tete Province ( 96 cases )
2. Increased number of malaria
3. Needed: drugs for diarrhoeal diseases, including cholera
4. Needed: malaria control measurements
5. Needed water and sanitation control activities
6. Needed to cover essential health needs of the displaced population, including replenishment of essential drugs

I. Impact/Assessment:

19 Apr 2001 description
report IRIN

SOUTH AFRICA: Drug companies withdraw case against government

19 Apr 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2001/0088
OCHA Situation Report No. 17
Mozambique - Floods

17 Apr 2001 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Apr 17, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An estimated 211,000 people, having fled their homes at the height of the floods in central Mozambique, are currently housed in 79 temporary accommodation centers, according to a U.N. news release available here on Tuesday.

Over half of these centers are in the province of Zambezia, where 44 accommodation centers are housing 78,000 people, said the press release from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

17 Apr 2001 description

Lisbon (AIM) - The Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Luis Amado, arrives on Tuesday for a two day visit to Mozambique, during which he is expected to sign an agreement under which Portugal is to grant 18 million US dollars to support the post-flood reconstruction programme in Mozambique.

According to a press release from the Portuguese Foreign Ministry, received by AIM in Lisbon, on Monday, this is to be the largest single package of aid between Portugal and Mozambique.

The money is to benefit sectors such as education, agriculture, assistance …

16 Apr 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique (dpa) - About 42,200 hectares of crops were destroyed in recent flooding in Mozambique, forcing agricultural authorities there to revise downward the country's grain harvest target of 1.8 million tons, a government spokeswoman said Monday.

The situation could be compounded by drought and irregular rainfall in four districts in the southern province of Gaza, said Joana Madime, coordinator of the National Early Warning System for Food Security.

15 Apr 2001 description

Maputo, Mozambique - Mozambique's Disaster Management Coordinating Council (CCGC) is preparing to organise a donor conference in May, intended to raise funds for post-flood reconstruction efforts in the country's central region.

13 Apr 2001 description
report IRIN


UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421
e-mail: irin-sa@irin.org.za

ZIMBABWE: Britain withdraws assistance to Zimbabwe

13 Apr 2001 description

Maputo (AIM) - Mozambique's Disaster Management Coordinating Council (CCGC) is preparing to hold a donors' conference in May intended to raise funds for post-flood reconstruction efforts in the country's central region.

Silvano Langa, the director of the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), told journalists on Friday that the decision was taken at a recent meeting of the CCGC, which combed through the preliminary data on the destructive effects of the floods in the provinces of Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia.

13 Apr 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

12 Apr 2001 description
report IRIN

SOUTH AFRICA: Cost of arms deal escalates

11 Apr 2001 description
report IRIN

MALAWI: Malawi delays controversial by-election after one killed