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24 Feb 2000 description
report IRIN

NAMIBIA: Border unrest affects immunization

24 Feb 2000 description

Ten years worth of development has been washed away in minutes by the floods and cyclone that have devastated Mozambique. CAFOD, the Catholic agency, has been in touch with one long term partner who has been forced to watch the complete destruction of a project set up to help women heads of households to earn income from agriculture. This project alone has estimated losses at nearly $900,000.

23 Feb 2000 description
report Direct Relief

Direct Relief International is now making diligent inquiries in cyclone-lashed Mozambique to determine if any emergency medical supplies are needed at this time. When the cyclone hit, more than 200,000 people had already been displaced from their homes by the country's worst flooding in half a century. USAID reports that at this time, existing staff and supplies appear to be sufficient to treat current levels of cholera, malaria and measles.

23 Feb 2000 description
report Xinhua

GENEVA (Feb. 23) XINHUA - A team of four experts sent by the World Health Organization (WHO) is assessing the situations in flooded areas in Mozambique in order to provide technical support to the country in its emergency relief operations.

The WHO experts in public health, epidemiology, malariology, nutrition and sanitary engineering plus six members from the WHO representative office are working in close collaboration with other partners, according to a WHO press release Tuesday.

23 Feb 2000 description

Two Mozambique Red Cross volunteers are missing, presumed dead, after the boat they were using to rescue flood victims capsized at Guija in Gaza province last week. Vasco Mufaniquisso and Ezekiel Vasconcelos were among 10 people on the boat when the accident happened. Six others are also believed to have drowned. Two other people, both Red Cross volunteers, managed to swim to safety. The International Federation has sent its condolences to the volunteers' families and to the Mozambique Red Cross.

23 Feb 2000 description

Cyclone Eline ravaged Mozambique with gale-force winds and torrential rains Feb. 22, just when relief organizations were scrambling to meet already daunting needs in the wake of the country's worst flooding in half a century.

23 Feb 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. February 23 2000

Mozambique, already ravaged by floods, has been further devastated by Cyclone Eline.

By CHRIS MCGREAL in Johannesburg

Tropical cyclone Eline compounded Mozambique's misery after the worst floods in decades when it hit the port of Beira with winds of up to 250km/h yesterday.

As heavy rains and gales lashed the centre of the country, the United Nations warned that an outbreak of dysentery and other diseases brought on by the earlier flooding could now turn into a catastrophe.

23 Feb 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2000/0028
Mozambique - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 8

23 Feb 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Cynthia Long, Managing Editor, DisasterRelief.org

23 Feb 2000 description

By Lyndsay Griffiths

LONDON (Reuters) - Half a million people in Mozambique are already in need of urgent help, and the country's crisis has not peaked, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.

''It's an absolute disaster.

23 Feb 2000 description

MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA) - Cyclone Eline began to weaken as it moved inland Tuesday, according to the Mozambican Meteorology Institute.
By the early Tuesday afternoon, it was over the central part of Manica province, and heading towards Zimbabwe.

23 Feb 2000 description

By Emelia Sithole

MAPUTO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano on Wednesday appealed for urgent international aid to help more than 800,000 people victims of devastating floods and a cyclone.

Aid workers warned that cholera, malaria and meningitis were also on the way for hundreds of thousands driven to cramped refuge on high ground.

"We are facing a very tragic situation in this country because we had the heavy rains compounded by fierce floods due to rains in neighbouring countries," Chissano told Reuters.

"And we had a cyclone which hit the …

23 Feb 2000 description


In collaboration with the United Nations Agencies

(15 February 2000 to 15 August 2000)

Maputo, Mozambique
23 February 2000


OVERVIEW

1. Appeal Objective

23 Feb 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Maputo - Tuesday 1.00pm.

AID agencies say humanitarian aid is needed urgently to save thousands of Mozambicans stranded without food and housing in the wake of torrential flooding and the devastation caused by Cyclone Eline.

According to the Red Cross, as many as 800 000 people are at risk from flood-related outbreaks of disease.

At least 69 Mozambicans have now been killed since the nset of flooding a few weeks ago and over 200 000 others have been displaced.

The South African Air Force has sent five helicopters and two airplanes to help distribute supplies, …

23 Feb 2000 description
report IRIN

MOZAMBIQUE: Government appeals for US $65 million

23 Feb 2000 description

Appeal no. 04/2000; launched on 11 February, 2000 for 6 months, budget revised on 18 February, 2000

23 Feb 2000 description
report World Vision

SEATTLE - World Vision will provide emergency supplies to thousands of families affected by flooding in Mozambique and South Africa, which have experienced the heaviest rains in 40 years.