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23 Mar 2001 description

LWR is supporting immediate relief aid to 10,000 people who had to flee their homes in northern Sofala, Mozambique, through its partner agency, the National Ecumenical Committee for Rehabilitation Resettlement and Reintegration (CEDES).

19 Mar 2001 description

Baltimore, March 19, 2001 - When flooding hit Mozambique in March for the second year in a row, $530,000-worth of clothing, school kits, health kits, layettes and quilts were already on their way from Lutheran World Relief to the Lutheran World Federation program there. LWF has been providing food and shelter to over 8,000 people affected by the floods. An LWR aid shipment last year arrived in time to help people who fled the more extensive flooding a year ago.

22 Dec 2000 description


Baltimore, Dec. 22, 2000 -- Here are some of the numbers that stand out from a review of Lutheran World Relief activities during the past year. The list below includes examples of emergency aid, agricultural development, skills training and health care:

27 Jul 2000 description

Baltimore, July 27, 2000 -- Long-term recovery - for nearly half a million flood survivors - is the focus of current work that Lutheran World Relief is supporting in Mozambique. Providing seeds and tools, re-establishing community health care and repairing schools are among the main goals of the $8.9 million program. Farm-to-market roads will also be rebuilt using 1,000 laborers who will be paid with food. Certain areas will continue to receive food and shelter assistance.

03 Apr 2000 description

Torrential rains and a cyclone flooded Mozambique, leaving visible only radio masts, the tallest of trees and buildings of three stories or higher. As many as 100,000 people needed rescue urgently from where they sought refuge in trees and on rooftops of churches and houses.

13 Mar 2000 description

Torrential rains and a cyclone have flooded Mozambique, leaving visible only radio masts, the tallest of trees and buildings of three stories or higher.

08 Mar 2000 description

Much-needed relief goods will begin arriving in flood-stricken Mozambique over the weekend. Four cargo aircraft will fly from Denmark with 160 metric tons of plastic sheeting, emergency food, water purification tablets, tents, blankets, small motorboats, kitchen sets and medicines to cover some 20,000 people for three months against a number of common diseases. The airlift is partly sponsored by the international emergency alliance, Action by Churches Together, that includes Lutheran World Relief.

04 Mar 2000 description

Much-needed relief goods will begin arriving in flood-stricken Mozambique over the weekend. Four cargo aircraft will fly from Denmark with 160 metric tons of plastic sheeting, emergency food, water purification tablets, tents, blankets, small motorboats, kitchen sets and medicines to cover some 20,000 people for three months against a number of common diseases. The airlift is partly sponsored by the international emergency alliance, Action by Churches Together, that includes Lutheran World Relief.

03 Mar 2000 description

Helena Carlos does not know whether she will be one of the lucky ones to get a plot of land, but she is optimistic. The floods destroyed her house three weeks ago and she has been living in a former cashew nut factory since then with her husband, children and brothers. They are among 598 families hoping for land as part of a Lutheran World Federation program to resettle flood survivors.

01 Mar 2000 description

Maputo, Mozambique, and Baltimore, March 1, 2000 -- As many as 100,000 people in Mozambique need rescue urgently, according to aid workers with Lutheran World Relief partner organizations after the latest assessments of the situation there.

29 Feb 2000 description

Lutheran World Relief is helping provide emergency food, basic shelter and resettlement to safer areas for people who fleeing their homes because of extensive flooding in Mozambique and South Africa. In Mozambique, a Lutheran World Relief partner agency is extending aid to 7,000 families. In South Africa, food, blankets and temporary shelter are being prepared for as many as 17,000 families.