16 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
15 Feb 2007 description
report Christian Aid

Flooding in Mozambique has forced tens of thousands from their homes along the Zambezi river valley, following weeks of heavy rain.

According to government figures, at least 60,000 people have now fled low-lying areas, and up to 500,000 have been affected as homes and crops are washed away.

So far, the government and local agencies are coping well with the crisis.

The Mozambican government's National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) is co-ordinating relief efforts, including the evacuation by boat or helicopter of those most at risk.

Local agencies, including …

04 Feb 2005 description
report Christian Aid

Thirteen years after the end of the civil war in Mozambique there are still millions of guns scattered around the country waiting to be swapped for tools of reconstruction.

During the 16-year brutal civil war in Mozambique that ended in 1992, many young boys on their way to school were conscripted at gun point. Those who tried to escape were shot.

31 Mar 2003 description
report Christian Aid

A Christian Aid policy briefing
Kato Lambrechts and Gweneth Barry

10 Mar 2003 description
report Christian Aid

While recent food surveys across the southern Africa region are generally more positive for the coming year, poor farming communities remain particularly vulnerable to food shortages and anxiously await the main maize harvest in April/May. To further add to the region's problems, tropical cyclone Japhet has hit southern Mozambique and parts of Zambia and Zimbabwe bringing strong winds and heavy rains.

03 Jul 2002 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid's Southern Africa Food Emergency appeal is underway and thanks to the generosity of supporters, churches and corporate donors gifts made now, are making a real difference to those suffering as a result of the food shortages. Continuing donations will enable Christian Aid partners to provide food aid where it is most needed as well as seeds, tools and fertiliser to provide the chance of a future harvest.

01 Jul 2002 description
report Christian Aid


Nearly 14 million people in the southern Africa region risk starvation in the coming months after a lethal combination of floods, droughts, poor harvests, and mismanagement of national grain reserves have decimated their harvests and their livelihoods.

10 Jun 2002 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is this week launching an emergency appeal for southern Africa, currently suffering from one of its most acute food shortages in living memory.
'We urgently need money in order to increase our ability to respond to the crisis in some of the worst affected areas,' said Tony Dykes, head of Christian Aid's southern Africa team.

07 Jun 2002 description
report Christian Aid

More than twelve million people in southern African countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia are facing starvation. Last year there were serious floods in the region while this year there has not been enough rain.
While the floods went largely unnoticed internationally, suddenly news media outlets have picked up on a human disaster in the making in southern Africa. In fact while climatic factors have sparked this crisis, it has been exacerbated by a swathe of slow-building economic and political factors combining to create potential catastrophe.

25 May 2000 description
report Christian Aid

Appeal funds

13 Apr 2000 description
report Christian Aid

The devastating floods that engulfed Mozambique in early February 2000, after the highest rainfall in southern Africa for 50 years, have affected nearly two million people of which over 650,000 are in urgent need of major assistance. Homes, crops and communities were devastated and many have been destroyed. Roads and bridges were swept away as was much of Mozambique's rural infrastructure. Rebuilding the country's shattered infrastructure will take years, provisional estimates say it will cost between $65 million and $500 million.

16 Mar 2000 description
report Christian Aid

Funds raised by the DEC and Southern Africa appeals

03 Mar 2000 description
report Christian Aid

Landmines are now the hidden menace facing Mozambique, already shattered by floods that have left 1 million people homeless, Christian Aid can reveal.

01 Mar 2000 description
report Christian Aid

A Christian Aid-supported organisation is rescuing people from the floodwaters around Chibuto in Mozambique using a borrowed boat. Those saved say they saw the helicopters pass over them but believe they could not be seen in the muddy water.

25 Feb 2000 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is supporting the delivery of emergency aid to the victims of the flooding in Mozambique. Up to one million people have been affected by the flooding and the subsequent cyclone.