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25 Nov 2016 description

By Rhea Bhardwaj (Humanitarian Capacity Development Manager) and Timothy Cohen (Emergency Support Officer). November, 2016

The number, scale and severity of humanitarian crises is posing a big challenge to the international humanitarian system’s capacity to respond. The number of crisis-affected people dependant on humanitarian aid is growing as is the funding gap. At the forefront of the response are local organisations who are amongst the first ones to respond, have better knowledge of the context and better acceptance from the crisis affected communities.

01 Feb 2013 description

CAFOD has pledged an immediate £50,000 to support the tens of thousands of Mozambicans stranded without food, water or shelter after floods swept through the south of the country, sparking a humanitarian crisis.

In some of the most serious flooding since the crisis of 2000, flood waters have left more than 70,000 people homeless, with more than 20 believed to have died.

26 Jan 2013 description

CAFOD has pledged an immediate £50,000 to support the tens of thousands of Mozambicans stranded without food, water or shelter after floods swept through the south of the country, sparking a humanitarian crisis.

In some of the most serious flooding since the crisis of 2000, flood waters have left more than 70,000 people homeless, with more than 20 believed to have died.

Ann Bouckaert, CAFOD’s Head of Mozambique programmes, said:

25 Apr 2006 description

Across the continent almost 30 million people are going hungry - many are dying as a result. All can be tackled with the right kind of action.
Some of Africa's problems are caused by nature, some by man. We need your help to solve them all. Here are some examples of our work across the continent that Focus Africa will support.

13 Jan 2003 description

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD warns that the El Nino weather phenomenon threatens catastrophe across Southern Africa if, as predicted, it strikes before the next harvest.

03 Sep 2002 description

CAFOD announced today that its Southern Africa Appeal has passed the =A31million mark.

09 Jul 2002 description

CAFOD supporters have already raised =A3157,000 for the Southern Africa Appeal. The money will be used to ease the severe food crises in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Angola. Unless urgent action is taken immediately to bring food into theses drought affected areas the region will face famine by the autumn.

26 Feb 2001 description

CAFOD, the Catholic Aid Agency, has marked the first anniversary of the floods in Mozambique by taking a flood victim from the UK to see how money raised from the British public has been used to help flood victims in Mozambique.

03 Mar 2000 description

CAFOD has welcomed Clare Short's announcement that the UK government will stop collecting debt repayments from Mozambique. However, CAFOD, a founder member of Jubilee 2000 has warned that further action by creditors is urgently needed.
Mozambique is currently paying $1.4 million every week to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and western governments. It is due to receive some debt cancellation in April 2000, but after this will still be expected to pay around $1.1 million each week in debt repayment - a reduction of just 15 per cent.

02 Mar 2000 description

CAFOD, the Catholic aid agency, has criticised the international response to the Mozambique floods as "feeble" and called for more resources to be sent in urgently to prevent an even greater disaster.

24 Feb 2000 description

Ten years worth of development has been washed away in minutes by the floods and cyclone that have devastated Mozambique. CAFOD, the Catholic agency, has been in touch with one long term partner who has been forced to watch the complete destruction of a project set up to help women heads of households to earn income from agriculture. This project alone has estimated losses at nearly $900,000.