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21 Apr 2000 description

President Clinton April 21 asked the United States Congress to provide $200 million in emergency funding for Mozambique and other countries in Southern Africa for emergency disaster and reconstruction assistance expenses arising from cyclones Gloria, Eline, and Hudah and the associated flooding.

Following is the text of the White House statement, released in Washington:

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THE WHITE HOUSE

06 Mar 2000 description

By Robert Fullerton, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- The United States has been "actively engaged in rescue and relief operations" in Mozambique, says State Department Deputy Spokesman James Foley, who also stressed March 6 that the United States has responded adequately and in a timely fashion to the crisis.

He also told reporters at the department's news briefing that "the focus of relief activity is going to be shifting now in coming days to providing food and medicine to people who are displaced by the floods."

Meanwhile, Foley announced that …

02 Mar 2000 description

President Clinton late March 2 ordered a drawdown "of articles and services from the inventory and resources" of the Department of Defense to provide international disaster assistance to southern Africa, including Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.

Acting under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Clinton, in a memorandum directing the State Department to inform Congress of his action, said that because of the situation in southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique, it is in the "national interest" of the United States to increase humanitarian aid to …

01 Mar 2000 description

President Clinton late March 1 in Washington announced that he will substantially augment U.S. assistance to flood-ravaged Mozambique and other areas of the southern Africa region damaged by severe flooding.

"The United States has already committed $12.8 million from the U.S.