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12 Mar 2014 description

1) Heavy downpours over the past few weeks have caused the overflowing of the Licungo River across the Zambezia province of northern Mozambique. The flooding has negatively affected the livelihoods of many residents of the Namacura and Maganja da Costa districts. Light rains are expected during the next week, which could sustain oversaturation and worsen conditions on the ground.

26 Feb 2014 description

Torrential rains continued over saturated areas in Zambia and Mozambique

An extended dry spell continued during the past week over southern Uganda, increasing rainfall deficits.

05 Feb 2014 description

Octávio Muchanga is passionate about peanut butter. Like many small businesses in Mozambique, Muchanga’s home-based peanut butter processing operation in Maputo, Xikhaba (shi-kaa-ba), faces many obstacles to growth: an inconsistent supply of raw, clean materials, lack of transport options to deliver products to markets and limited access to commercial financing have all constrained Muchanga’s best efforts to expand his company’s reach and profits.

07 Mar 2012 description
  • Despite active tropical system activities over the Mozambique Channel during - - February, eastern southern Africa has continued to experience dryness.
  • Heavy rainfall was observed across the Lake Victoria region and southern Ethiopia during the past week.
24 Sep 2007 description

By Tim Shenk

Sept. 24, 2007, AKRON, Pa. - Water is one of the most urgent needs in semiarid African regions such as Mandie subdistrict in central Mozambique, where people walk for miles to reach the nearest functioning well or flowing river.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is helping people in Mandie to create new water sources by building concrete dams, called sand dams, that store hundreds of thousands of gallons of water under a layer of sand.

Sand dams are built across seasonal streams to catch water that normally rushes away when it rains.

04 Mar 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

06 Dec 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Anita makes its way through the Mozambique Channel

The first Tropical Storm of the South Indian Ocean season developed on November 30th and dissipated on December 2nd. With winds peaking at 45 knots, Anita was mostly a rain producer. Heavy rainfall fell over much of Tanzania, northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar. Anita never made landfall and was sheared apart in the middle of the Mozambique Channel.

30 Aug 2006 description

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: December 2006 – February 2007 Forecasts

Southern Africa

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of eastern and central South Africa, and, locally, over northern and southwestern Angola. There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across northern Mozambique, and the southern half of Malawi.

11 Dec 2003 description

Africa Weather Hazards Assessment Text Explanation December 11-17, 2003

19 Jun 2003 description


12 Dec 2002 description

CCA Guidance for Southern Africa Rainfall for Jan-Mar 2003 At One Month Lead

30 Nov 2000 description
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07 Mar 2000 description

U.S. Department of State
Brady Anderson, Administrator, USAID and Hugh Parmer, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Humanitarian Response
Briefing on the Situation in the Horn of Africa and U.S. Assistance to Mozambique, Washington, DC