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06 Dec 2015 description

Irish Aid funds a CARE* programme in Mozambique, which seeks to enhance food security by giving farmers the knowledge and training to adapt to climate change. The programme also aims to empower the most vulnerable, in particular women, across households, communities and local authorities

Mozambique is considered to be highly vulnerable to climate change. 75% of the country’s population depend on agriculture for a living but increasing temperatures and erratic rainfall are causing droughts and crop failures.

31 Mar 2006 description

Emergency & Recovery, Food Security, United Nations - United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)

28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

11 Nov 2005 description

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of 500,000 Euros (14.7 billion Meticais) from the Irish Government which will be used to assist Mozambicans affected by the country's fourth consecutive year of drought.

"WFP is grateful for Ireland's support to Mozambique as it comes at a critical time ahead of the 'hunger season' which runs from January to March and is when food is typically in short supply and usually unaffordable by the poorest people," said Angela Van Rynbach, WFP Country Director.

18 Dec 2002 description

I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.

As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.

It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.