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20 Feb 2012 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid is providing emergency relief to thousands of people affected by the recent heavy flooding in Mozambique and Malawi, where torrential rains have destroyed essential infrastructure and left thousands of people homeless.

Fierce storms in southern Mozambique and Malawi have killed more than 40 people and forced more than 18,000 people to flee their homes.

26 Jan 2012 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid is planning to provide temporary shelter and repair damaged schools, health centres and homes in Mozambique where fierce storms have killed 25 people and left tens of thousands homeless.

Cyclone Dando swept through southern parts of the country last week prompting downpours which combined with unusually heavy seasonal rains, caused flooding in some areas. Strong winds and flood waters damaged houses, classrooms, health centres and markets.

24 Nov 2011 description
report ActionAid

Parents’ approval of forced, under-age marriages and general acceptance of domestic violence and corporal punishment are major obstacles to girls in sub-Saharan Africa completing their primary education, new ActionAid research has revealed.

16 Oct 2009 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid's HungerFREE Scorecard Investigates why a Billion People are Hungry

Executive Summary

Over one billion people - a sixth of humanity - don't have enough to eat. Almost a third of the world's children are growing up malnourished. This is perhaps one of the most shameful achievements of recent history, since there is no good reason for anyone to go hungry in today's world.

Even before the food and financial crises, the number of people facing chronic malnutrition was extremely high, and falling extremely slowly. Since 2005, it has jumped by 20 percent.

20 Feb 2008 description
report ActionAid

20 February 2008 - As central Mozambique recovers from its worst-ever flood, emergency workers are trying to contain an outbreak of cholera which has affected more than 600 people in Mutarara district, Tete province.

18 Feb 2008 description
report ActionAid

On February 11, the Kariba dam on the Zambezi River opened its spillways to release rainwater that had fallen upstream. Now, four days later, I am in Mozambique to witness all the damage that the water will do when it reaches the already badly flooded centre of the country.

But it seems there won't be much damage after all.

01 Feb 2008 description
report ActionAid

Floodwaters in Mozambiquehave risen again, cutting off the towns of Mutarara and Sena and leaving more than 50,000 people isolated.

Resettlement camps where thousands of people had moved for safety are now threatened by flooding or already flooded.

Local volunteer teams organised by the international development charity ActionAid today helped to rescue 300 people by boat from the flooded Cachaço resettlement camp.

31 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Maputo, Mozambique - The current floods in Mozambique could lead to a massive food crisis unless action is taken to support the 182,000 farmers affected, the international anti-poverty agency ActionAid said today (30 January).

Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid in Mozambique, said:

"Water levels in the Zambezi valley have risen again, in some places to more than 7 metres, the peak they reached on 10 January. The Limpopo river in the south has also started to rise.

"Heavy rains are forecast to continue for the rest of the week in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

30 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Mozambiquecould face a massive food crisis later in the year unless action is taken to support farmers hit by the continuing floods, the international anti-poverty charity ActionAid said today.

Felipe Pequenino, who is managing ActionAid's emergency operations in Mutarara and Chemba districts, said: "With so many people having their fields destroyed and losing their livestock, an ambitious national plan must be quickly set up to help the 182,000 affected farmers to recover, if we are to avoid a massive food crisis this year".

Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid in …

30 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

The current floods in South East Africa could lead to massive food shortages unless action is taken to support the 182,000 farmers affected.

"Water levels in the Zambezi valley have risen again, in some places to more than 7 metres, the peak they reached on 10 January. The Limpopo river in the south has also started to rise," says Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid in Mozambique.

"Heavy rains are forecast to continue for the rest of the week in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

23 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Heavy rain is forecast and floodwaters in Mozambique are likely to rise again, the international anti-poverty charity ActionAid has warned.

Water levels in the Zambezi valley could rise above the peak they reached on 10 January, the agency said, and 200,000 people could be affected if the heavy rain forecast for Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique from 26 January materialises.

Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid Mozambique, said: "In Mutarara district up to 30,000 people are living in areas which are currently safe but cut off by floods.

23 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Hundreds of thousands more people could be affected by flooding in South East Africa, if forecast heavy rain's fall, ActionAid is warning.

Water levels in the Zambezi valley could rise above the peak they reached on January 10, if the heavy rain forecast for Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique at the end of January materialise.

In Mutarara in the north of Mozambique, local committees set up by ActionAid are ready to evacuate a further 5000 people if the forecasts of heavy rains are confirmed.

ActionAid is working with local authorities to rescue about 800 families who lost …

17 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Heavy rainfall in recent weeks has caused the Zambezi River to burst its banks resulting in widespread flooding in southern Africa.  The river runs through nine African countries before it reaches the ocean but the impact is being particularly felt in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

The situation is expected to worsen as rains have started early this year.

16 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Up to 250,000 people who were hit by the February 2007 floods in Mozambique may be about to lose everything once more, the international development charity ActionAid has warned.

Yesterday (15 January) ActionAid worked with the government to rescue about 5,400 people who were cut off by the flood.

The lower Zambezi valley is being flooded by water released from the Cabora Bassa hydroelectric dam which supplies power for the whole of southern Mozambique.

13 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

Unexpectedly heavy rains in southern Africa have caused the Zambezi River to overflow. ActionAid is responding to the situation in Mozambique where approximately 60,000 people have been affected by the floods.

The severe flooding means communities living along the Zambezi river valley are now at risk and up to 200,000 people could be affected.

With the river rising at least five meters higher than normal, those previously safe in higher areas are now threatened.

ActionAid is providing support and supplies to ensure the safe evacuation of vulnerable people.

11 Jan 2008 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid responds to floods in the southern African country

Due to heavy rains in southern Africa, the Zambezi River is overflowing and approximately 60,000 people in Mozambique are affected by floods.

Several communities along the Zambezi valley are at risk and ActionAid is working hard to evacuate people and give them necessary support and supplies.

"We are doing the best we can, but we need more resources," says Fernando Ketulo, ActionAid's emergencies and conflict advisor in Mozambique.

30 Nov 2007 description
report ActionAid

Introduction

This report examines the roll-out of the clusters approach in response to the floods in Mozambique in February 2007, from the perspective of an international non-governmental organisation (NGO).

ActionAid has been following - and participating in - the cluster approach roll-out since it was first set out in the Humanitarian Response Review paper in August 2005.

22 Mar 2007 description
report ActionAid

Severe floods have ravaged parts of the South Africa Region displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.

In Mozambique a powerful cyclone which hit the coast on February 22 has added to the misery of an estimated 120,000 people who have already been made homeless by un-seasonally heavy rains and the flooding of the Zambeze river.

The worst affected areas are Tete, Sofala Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa, where tens of thousands of people have been forced into temporary shelters.

In Malawi thousands of houses have been destroyed and crops, …

20 Mar 2007 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid is responding to the severe flooding that has affected swathes of southern Africa displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.

In Mozambique ActionAid is delivering relief aid to more than 20,000 people living in one of the worst affected areas of Mozambique where floods have displaced 170,000 people and killed at least 45 so far.

Food, blankets and jerry cans are being despatched from Maputo today en route to people in Mutarara district in the Zambesi basin - located 1,500 kms north of the capital - one of the areas hit hardest …