- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
by Marla Pierson Lester
Where MCC material aid goes (shipments from 1995 to 2003)
Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
by Maria Linder-Hess
MUTUA, Mozambique -- The people of Mutua are returning to a place where they once lived.
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.
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.
Recent flooding in central and northern Mozambique and Malawi has forced more than 400,000 people to flee their homes for drier ground.