Period covered: January - February 14, 2001
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2001/0031
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Mozambique - Floods
This report includes: (A) Resources (B) Sudan (C) Kenya (D) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan, (3) Georgia (E) El Salvador (F) Great Lakes: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania, (4) Uganda, (5) R Congo (G) Southern Africa: (1) Mozambique, (2) Angola (H) Executive Board
MAPUTO - Nearly one year after massive floods devastated large tracts of southern and central Mozambique, killing some 700 people and leaving thousands homeless, the World Food Programme (WFP) said today that sufficient food is available to help those affected by the current wave of floods.
JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - WFP said in a statement on Friday that it had "sufficient" food available to help those affected by the current wave of floods in Mozambique.
MOZAMBIQUE: Pungoe river bursts its banks
Maputo, Mozambique - Des opérations de sauvetage doivent être menées de toute urgence dans le district de Mutarara, dans la province de Tete à l'ouest du Mozambique, frappé par les inondations, a annoncé jeudi, le Premier ministre, Pascaol Mocumbi.
Zambeze River Area
Mozambique Floods 2001: Situation Report No. 3
by Evaristo Cumbane
MAPUTO, Feb 14 (AFP) - Relief operations in flood-stricken central Mozambique are seriously hampered, with water swamping roads and leaving many regions accessible only by air, disaster officials said Wednesday.
"As the situation worsens all along the Zambezi valley, we are gradually coming under pressure, particularly in terms of transport," Joao Zamissa, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Institute, told AFP.
JOHANNESBURG, 14 February (IRIN) - Over 4,500 mt of food has been propositioned throughout Mozambique to help flood victims, amid forecasts of continuing heavy rains in some parts of the country, a WFP spokesman in Maputo told IRIN on Wednesday.
Maputo (dpa) - Flood victims in central Mozambique were being plucked from treetops Tuesday as at least two large settlements were swallowed by the Zambezi river.
Provincial authorities have launched emergency operations to evacuate people from parts of the Mutarara district in the west-central province of Tete, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
Maputo, Mozambique - Flooding in the Zambezi Valley worsened Monday, rendering road transport increasingly difficult in central Mozambique.
JOHANNESBURG, 13 February (IRIN) - Heavy rains over large parts of Southern African in recent days have caused havoc, and more bad weather is predicted for the coming week.
Maputo (AIM) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said that there are over 3,000 tonnes of foodstuffs now available for the flood victims in central Mozambique.
Heavy rains have been battering the provinces of Sofala, Tete and Zambezia since January.
Inyene Udoyen, the WFP Press Officer in Mozambique, told AIM on Monday that two helicopters, and boats are being used to bring food to areas likely to be affected by natural disasters - many roads in the central provinces are impassable.
"We're taking precautionary measures, such as the positioning of …
Maputo (AIM) - The flooding in central Mozambique is gradually worsening, and operations are now under way to evacuate people from parts of Mutarara district in Tete province.
This district is threatened by the rising waters of the Zambezi, and of its largest tributary, the Shire. At least two settlements, Jardim and Chirembwe, in the Mutarara locality of Inhangoma, are now under water, and people are being rescued from tree tops.
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