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23 Sep 2014 description

Blurb: Determined to keep a lasting peace in Mozambique after a recent ceasefire between the government and an opposition party, pastors and church leaders in Sofala Province met to strategize ways to strengthen their commitment to long-term peacebuilding in the province and the country.

By Jana Meyer

Sept. 23, 2014

30 Sep 2010 description

In Mozambique, the success of sand dam technology, introduced by MCC, is catching the interest of government officials and encouraging its use across the country. The dams maintain a local water source throughout the year.

By Tim Shenk

Sept. 30, 2010

AKRON, Pa.

06 Feb 2008 description

Blurb: MCC responds to devastating flooding in Mozambique with relief supplies and more.

By Marla Pierson Lester, a writer for Mennonite Central Committee.

AKRON, Pa., Feb. 6, 2008 - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is purchasing plastic sheeting and other items to help shelter families in Mozambique whose homes have been destroyed by heavy flooding.

25 Jan 2008 description

By Marla Pierson Lester

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is purchasing plastic sheeting and other items to help shelter families in Mozambique whose homes have been destroyed by heavy flooding. MCC is also preparing to ship relief kits, health kits and blankets to Mozambique.

Heavy rains and flooding have struck throughout the region.

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.

26 Jan 2004 description

Emergency food aid begun during a devastating drought in southern Africa in 2002 has been completed in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, while Zimbabwe is still receiving food shipments.
"Overall, the drought has passed (in most countries), " said Willie Reimer, MCC's director of Food, Disaster and Material Resources. "The support was very, very helpful."

18 Nov 2003 description


Where MCC material aid goes (shipments from 1995 to 2003)

13 Nov 2002 description


Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

30 Sep 2002 description

Arguments over genetically modified (GM) food are complicating the distribution of humanitarian aid in southern Africa. Despite severe food shortages, Zambia has rejected recent shipments of GM corn from the U.N. World Food Program.

29 Aug 2002 description

At least 11 million people in southern Africa face starvation this fall. Crops have failed across the region, leaving people without food or work. MCC continues to respond with emergency food aid in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
MCC needs an additional $397,000 Cdn./$250,000 U.S. to fulfill its commitments of $2.4 million Cdn./$1.51 million U.S. to the region. Donations should be marked "Southern Africa drought."

14 Jun 2002 description

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) plans to provide emergency food aid to fend off starvation in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe -- all facing a food shortage the World Food Program has called "a crisis of enormous dimensions."

03 May 2002 description

After floods swallowed their homes and farms in early 2001, nearly 700 families living along the Zambezi River in Mozambique resettled on higher ground in the town of Chupanga.

23 Nov 2001 description

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) recently cut back on several international programs because of a funding shortfall, and more reductions may follow if current giving trends continue.

20 Apr 2001 description

MUTUA, Mozambique -- The people of Mutua are returning to a place where they once lived.

05 Apr 2001 description

For the second year in a row Mozambique has been hit by major flooding. In February and March 2000 the southern part of the country was hit hard by flood waters killing hundreds of people and destroying large areas of crop land.

05 Apr 2001 description

MADAL, Mozambique. - The 9-mile-long road from Quelimane to Madal is filled with hundreds of potholes. The rides takes 45-minutes, even in 4-wheel-drive Toyota. Along the way we splash through deep pools of water and pass hundreds of people walking - some with bags of cornmeal on their heads. The land, filled with rice paddies and thousands of beautiful coconut palms, is flooded.

05 Apr 2001 description

Recent flooding in central and northern Mozambique and Malawi has forced more than 400,000 people to flee their homes for drier ground.

05 Feb 2001 description

Last February and March, Mozambique was hit hard by floods that killed hundreds and washed crops away. This year the floodwaters have returned, as a tropical storm crossed over the country's mid-section last week.