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06 Dec 2001 description

Press release by the Belgian Secretary of State

Eddy Boutmans

Budget support is an innovation in Belgian development cooperation

6 December 2001

At 17:30 today, Mozambique's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frances Rodrigues, and Secretary of State for Development Cooperation Boutmans jointly signed an agreement for 7.747 million Euros (312 million BEF) of financial support for the budget of Mozambique.

Mozambique is the newest partner country in the Belgian development co-operation programme (list revised in 2000). In May 2001, Belgium and Mozambique signed …

05 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 5 December (IRIN) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is appealing for more than US $13 million to fund its humanitarian programmes in southern Africa.

27 Nov 2001 description

Johannesburg (dpa) - Disaster management authorities in South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique have been placed on alert as heavy rains cause the water levels in dams and rivers to rise.


Dams in Gauteng and Mpumalanga were being monitored on Wednesday while locals have been warned to be on the lookout for flooding caused by sudden thunderstorms, the Citizen Newspaper said.

Water had on Tuesday been released from the Vaal and Bloemhof dams which each reached capacity, the report said.

23 Nov 2001 description

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) recently cut back on several international programs because of a funding shortfall, and more reductions may follow if current giving trends continue.

23 Nov 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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22 Nov 2001 description


HIGH LEVEL OF IMPORTS STILL NEEDED TO MEET CEREAL REQUIREMENTS

22 Nov 2001 description

Maputo (dpa) - Fears of fresh floods in southern Mozambique mounted Thursday when the region's water board authorities forecast heavy rains in the following two weeks.

The Southern Region Water Board (ARA-Sul) sounded alarm bells by announcing that due to continued heavy rainfall, the Pequenos Libombos dam, south of the capital of Maputo, would have to increase its discharge rate in order to hold more water during the rainy season.

20 Nov 2001 description

Summary

From August to September 2001, retail maize prices continued to increase in all major Mozambican markets. The largest price rise (29 percent) occurred in Xai-Xai (Gaza Province), from 2,417 MZMT/kg to 3,105 MZMT/kg, mainly due to poor maize supply and high demand.

16 Nov 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-SA
Tel: +27 11 880-4633
Fax: +27 11 447-5472

09 Nov 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-SA
Tel: +27 11 880-4633
Fax: +27 11 447-5472

06 Nov 2001 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 6 November (IRIN) - As the rainy season begins in Mozambique, aid organisations and the government are still to complete contingency plans to help cope with the possible repeat of the flood disasters that have hit the country for two-years running.

05 Nov 2001 description
report AlertNet

Catholic aid agency Caritas Germany focuses on emergency relief but takes a holistic approach "to improve the living conditions and future opportunities of the needy, weak and disadvantaged". It provides funds, support and advice to local partner organisations which then implement the aid. Press officer Linda Tenbohlen spoke to Lauren Pollock about the organisation's work and its plans to expand its operations in Afghanistan.

02 Nov 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-SA
Tel: +27 11 880-4633
Fax: +27 11 447-5472

31 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 31 October (IRIN) - International donors have pledged more than US $700 million in support of Mozambique's poverty reduction programme. A World Bank press release said 80 percent of the pledges were in the form of grants. "These contributions are in addition to the debt service relief granted to Mozambique under the original and the enhanced HIPC (Highly Indebted Poor Countries) frameworks," the bank said.

30 Oct 2001 description
report ActionAid

Welcome to the September/October edition of the emergencies update. This edition will focus on the implications following the US attacks on September 11th, AA Pakistan and an imminent DEC appeal including a comprehensive analysis of the situation. We will also hear from AA Mozambique, AA Sierra Leone and an update on the Emergencies Impact Study. Please click on the link you are interested in to go straight to the relevant update.

29 Oct 2001 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) efforts in Mozambique for he next four years will focus on several food-related activities. These projects will benefit more than 168,000 people and are valued in excess of $8.4 million USD.

24 Oct 2001 description


1. NEAR-NORMAL RAINS FORECAST FOR 2001/2002 RAINFALL SEASON