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17 Mar 2000 description

GENEVA, March 17 (AFP) - The United Nations will launch a fresh appeal next week for emergency aid for Mozambique to help reconstruction work in the flood-stricken country, said UN special envoy Ross Moutain on Friday.

Moutain, who has just returned from Maputo, said the appeal would be for fresh funds for a six-month period. He did not specify an amount.

The UN's office for coordinating humanitarian action has already received 117 million dollars (euros) since its first appeal in February, Moutain said.

17 Mar 2000 description


Instituto Nacional de Gestao das Calamidades

1. Evolution of the Floods

The Movene River is rising rapidly. The EN2, by the Namaacha turn-off and by the Umbelúzi Milk Factory, will become flooded if the river continues to rise. The water level in the Pequenos Libombos Dam is also rising, and this may soon have to discharge water.

The Incomati River also began to rise again yesterday, registering an increase of 0.30 metres at Ressano Garcia and 0.89 metres at Magude.

17 Mar 2000 description

by Philippe Bernes-Lasserre

CHOKWE, Mozambique, March 17 (AFP) - More than a month after the flooding started in Mozambique, towns are slowly returning to life as the floodwaters recede, although some villages remain isolated and patiently await emergency aid.

The town of Chokwe is one of those which is slowly re-emerging, but the sight brings little comfort to its returning residents.

The devastation is visible everywhere, and for the villagers who rushed to return as soon as it was humanly possible the nightmare is far from over.

17 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 17 March (IRIN) - As relief operations in flood-hit Mozambique move into the longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction phase, government officials expressed concern on Friday that regions downstream of the Cahora Bassa dam in the western province of Tete might face further flooding if heavy rains that came down this week continue.

17 Mar 2000 description

As water-levels continue to recede after the worst flood in Mozambique's recorded history, WFP is expanding its emergency operations to cover rehabilitation.

17 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
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17 Mar 2000 description

The following item is a Letter of Intent of the government of Mozambique, which describes the policies that Mozambique intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF. The document, which is the property of Mozambique, is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member as a service to users of the IMF website.

17 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Mozambique floods B) Madagascar floods C) Uganda D) Somalia E) Afghanistan - drought in south-west F) Colombia war displaced.

17 Mar 2000 description
report MAP International

MAP International's director of relief, John Garvin, is in Mozambique to receive and help ensure that MAP's initial medical relief shipment reaches its intended destination in Beira when it arrives in country Saturday.

17 Mar 2000 description
report Oxfam

Kate Horne, Oxfam GB country representative in Mozambique, reflects on the last few weeks and looks at the challenges the country faces as it begins the process of reconstruction

17 Mar 2000 description
report Concern Worldwide

New York, March 17th 2000

17 Mar 2000 description

The following is a report on emergency flood relief (dispatch of an Advance Team) to the Republic of Mozambique. The Advance Team arrived in Mozambique on March 10 (Fri).

The Advance Team for the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Medical Team was sent to Mozambique for the period of March 10-15 in connection with the floods affecting the country. The team engaged in discussions with the government of Mozambique, the provincial governments of Maputo and Gaza, international agencies, NGOs, etc.

17 Mar 2000 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced that it will donate search and rescue equipment to two humanitarian relief organizations assisting flood victims in Mozambique.

USAID, through its Office of U.S.

16 Mar 2000 description
report Government of Japan

  1. On Thursday March 16, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch a 20-member medical team of the Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDRT), along with the provision of medicine and medical equipment, for about two weeks to the Republic of Mozambique which sustained an unprecedented flood disaster.
  2. In Mozambique, the severest flood damage in fifty years has been caused by successive blows: the rainfall from mid-January, torrential rain in early February, and a cyclone that hit the country on February 21-22.
16 Mar 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Just as relief convoys began to make their way along roads that for weeks had been cut off by floodwaters, the rains returned to flood-ravaged Mozambique, presenting serious logistical problems for the international relief effort, aid workers said. A major road from Beira to Save, in a badly affected region, was closed because of the rain, delaying the distribution of supplies by truck. The road was unlikely to reopen for at least another week, the World Food Program (WFP) said.

16 Mar 2000 description


Appeal no. 04/2000 (Revision 2) - Period covered: 10 March - 16 March
Appeal 04/2000 was originally launched on 11 February 2000 for CHF 2,800,000. Responding to the evolving nature of the disaster, Revision No. 1 was issued on 25 February, 2000 with a particular focus on Swaziland, and reflecting a revised total budget of CHF 4,667,312. With the situation in the region continuing to worsen, revision no. 2 of Appeal 04/2000 including Zimbabwe was issued on 2 March, 2000, reflecting a total revised budget of CHF 11,346,464.

16 Mar 2000 description

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working to meet the crucial need for safe drinking water in Mozambique and other parts of Southern Africa ravaged by floodwaters.

16 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 16 March (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's outgoing Special Humanitarian Envoy to Mozambique, Ross Mountain, on Thursday praised the rapid international response to the floods crisis. He also lauded the government's cooperation with the international humanitarian community.

16 Mar 2000 description


Instituto Nacional de Gestao das Calamidades

1. Evolution of the Floods

The water in the Incomati continues to drop, though it remains 0.62 metres above the critical level in Magude.

Minor changes have been registered in the Limpopo Valley, with the water levels rising slightly as a result of the rains which fell earlier this week in South Africa. This rise may have some effect in the towns of Chókwè and Xai-Xai.