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28 Sep 2015 description
report Xinhua

The Chinese embassy in Maputo donated items to the Mozambican government on Sept 16, which are expected to benefit hundreds of families who are still living in temporary shelters due to floods this year. Chinese ambassador to Mozambique Su Jian said that the Chinese government is willing to continue strengthening the relations of friendship between the two nations, after the donation of construction materials to victims of floods in central and northern Mozambique.

27 Jul 2009 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jul 27, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) has approved a financial package of 7.2 million euros (about 10.2 million U.S. dollars) to support food production in Mozambique, particularly seed processing and multiplication, the news agency AIM reported on Sunday.

Some of the funds will also be used to subsidise the purchase of fertilizer by small producers.

17 Jul 2009 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jul 17, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Mozambican government and the World Bank on Friday signed two agreements in the Mozambican capital of Maputo under which the World Bank is to provide loans of 75.6 million U.S. dollars for projects in health and communications.

The agreements were signed by Minister of Planning and Development Aiuba Cuereneia and interim representative of the World Bank in Maputo Luiz Tavares.

04 Mar 2009 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Mar 04, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- A mob killed a police sergeant in Angoche district in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula on Saturday during a riot provoked by rumors claiming that health staff are spreading cholera.

This is the latest in a string of disturbances caused by deliberate disinformation about the origins of cholera, local media AIM reported on Wednesday.

Last Wednesday two activists of the Mozambique Red Cross were murdered at Quinga, in the neighboring district of Mogincual, while they were on a mission to explain to the public how to …

13 Nov 2008 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Nov 12, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The Mozambican government and the World Bank have signed in Maputo two agreements whereby the Bank is to grant 100 million U.S. dollars to support the Mozambican state budget for 2009 and help it respond to the high cost of foodstuffs.

Of the total amount.

03 Dec 2007 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Dec 3, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Marratane refugee camp in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula is receiving a growing number of refugees mostly from countries in the Great Lakes region, local media AIM reported on Monday.

Statistics from the Nampula delegation of the National Refugee Support Institute (INAR) show that there have lately been about 62 applications for refugee status a month, compared with about 40 a month last year.

29 Nov 2007 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Nov 29, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A Cholera outbreak in Mozambique's capital city of Maputo was under control, but this might change unless speedy measures were taken against the spread of the disease, local media AIM reported on Thursday.

Four people have died, out of the 222 cases of cholera diagnosed in Maputo city and province, since the current outbreak began in October, according to Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido.

Speaking to representatives of civil society organizations in Maputo on Wednesday, Garrido said the current situation was under control.

13 Apr 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Apr 13, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The emergency phase in response to recent disasters in Mozambique such as flooding in the Zambezi valley, and cyclone Favio that hit the southern province of Inhambane in February has ended, a relief official said Friday.

With the end of emergency activities, the phase of reconstruction now follows, Mozambique News Agency (AIM) quoted Paulo Zucula, director of Mozambique's National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), as saying.

Zucula said that the INGC's National Emergency Operations Center (CENOE) will now serve as a logistics …

03 Apr 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Apr 3, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Mozambican authorities have promised to destroy about 400 tons of obsolete explosives and munitions across the country by July of this year, according to Mozambique News Agency (AIM) from Maputo.

These operations are to be conducted by the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM), with the technical assistance of South African military experts.

The destruction began on Monday, when 150 of the more than 4, 000 items of unexploded ordnance collected in residential areas of Maputo and Matola, after the lethal explosions of March 22 at an FADM …

29 Mar 2007 description
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JOHANNESBURG, Mar 29, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A South African relief team has distributed 367 tons of supplies to the flood-stricken Mozambique's Zambezi River valley, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.

The WFP said in a statement that three helicopters and four boats were sent to deliver food such as maize meal, beans, oil and salt and other essential supplies to areas only accessible by air and isolated camps along the Zambezi River.

"These boats and helicopters have expanded the WFP's logistics operation and provided aid to thousands of vulnerable …

27 Mar 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Mar 27, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mozambique, where a series of blasts at a military arsenal in the country's capital of Maputo last week reportedly killed 101 people, needs about 600 million meticais (about 24 million U.S. dollars) to build silos to store obsolete weaponry, a minister said Tuesday.

"A study has been conducted, and there is even a plan to transfer the arsenals to safer areas.

22 Mar 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Mar 22, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- About 350,000 people, affected by flooding in the Zambezi valley in central Mozambique and by Cyclone Favio, which hit the southern province of Inhambane in late February, may face a shortage of food in the near future.

Mozambique News Agency (AIM) quoted a report in Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias" as saying the Mozambican government's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), is running out of food in its warehouses.

The Mozambican government estimates that about 80 tons of maize …

13 Mar 2007 description
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LUANDA, Mar 13, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Donations from the Mozambican government's "national and international partners" for humanitarian assistance in the wake of the Zambezi floods, and cyclone Favio, currently amount to about 15 million U.S. dollars.

06 Mar 2007 description
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JOHANNESBURG, Mar 6, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- South African army deployed a joint task force of about a hundred experts to Mozambique on Tuesday morning to provide humanitarian relief.

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) said the task force will provide transport for the delivery of food supplies and will help with water purification.

Ronnie Jonsson, an SANDF colonel and the mission commander, said: "The mandate is flood relief work, not rescue work, therefore the emphasis is on delivering food and fresh water. The team also consists of 45 engineers that will be …

01 Mar 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Mar 1, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- More than 1,700 people affected by floods on the Buzi river in the central Mozambican province of Sofala have been rescued and placed in accommodation centers, according to Mozambique News Agency on Thursday.

The report said he operation involved marines of the Mozambican armed forces and eight boats.

Government officials estimate that at least 28,000 people were affected by the flooding in the Buzi town alone.

22 Feb 2007 description
report Xinhua

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 22, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The South African disaster management team was on full alert in eastern Mpumalanga as Cyclone Favio hit Mozambique on Thursday.

The SA Weather Service said there was no immediate threat from Favio.

At 3 p.m. on Thursday, the Weather Service said the cyclone was moving northwest into the Mozambican interior with no impact on South Africa.

20 Feb 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Feb 20, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mozambique's Disasters Management National Institute (INGC) has alerted provincial governors and district administrators in the central region of the country against a worsening of the flood situation in the next two to three weeks.

According to Mozambique News Agency (AIM) on Monday from Maputo, the alert was made by State Administration Minister Lucas Chomera during a meeting with those officials to discuss the situation in the region and try and find solutions.

The report quoted INGC Director Paulo Zucula as saying that hydrometric …

15 Feb 2007 description
report Xinhua

LUANDA, Feb 15, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mozambique's National Institute for Disasters Management (INGC) needs urgently more than 3,000 tents, each with the capacity to shelter eight to 12 people, to be distributed to 29 accommodation centers for flood victims along the Zambezi valley in the country's central region, reports reaching here said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2007 description
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JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- At least 214 people were killed by devastating floods in Southern Africa since the beginning of January, according to a report released here on Thursday.

The flooding is also causing a marked increase in cholera cases in some areas. The most affected countries are Angola, Mozambique and Zambia.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said that they are increasing their support to Red Cross National Societies in southern Africa and releasing additional funds as a response to the disasters.

02 Feb 2007 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Feb 2, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Mozambican government's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), has assisted 36,000 people in central and northern Mozambique who were victims of storms and flooding over the past ten days.

Mozambique News Agency (AIM) quoted the INGC Director Paulo Zucula as saying that 10 people had died, all of them in Zambezia Province.

Some had drowned, others had been the "indirect" victims of flooding.