- 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
March 15, 2018
Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to recent floods in Mozambique.
In early February, four days of heavy rains destroyed homes, farms and gardens in Niassa Province, with the Lago District the most seriously affected.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with Church partners in Mozambique and Malawi in response to the intense flooding in southern Africa.
Torrential rain and major floods have caused over 260 reported deaths in Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar. More rain is expected throughout the week, affecting even more communities. UN OCHA estimates that over 740,000 people in the impacted region will suffer from extensive crop losses.
On April 25, World Malaria Day, Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® malaria prevention program is joining with its partners to celebrate the gains made so far in stopping this deadly disease, and call for renewed support from local and international stakeholders to “Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria.”
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency flood response and recovery efforts in Mozambique through two dioceses of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Both the Niassa Diocese in the northern part of the country and the Lebombo Diocese to the south have experienced severe flooding. An estimated 250,000 people have been impacted. The Church’s two-fold response will provide immediate relief to approximately 2,200 displaced families, and assist with replanting after flood waters recede.
Episcopal Relief and Development's (ERD) NetsforLife malaria partnership is providing life saving protection to children and families in 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The program is protecting close to 700,000 people, including mothers and vulnerable children who are most susceptible to contracting the disease.
The NetsforLife partnership encompasses ERD and a number of private individuals and corporations including ExxonMobil Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Christian Aid is playing a key role as well.
Torrential rains have displaced thousands living in Mozambique, Malawi and Angola. Heavy flooding has destroyed homes and crops and damaged schools, public buildings and communications infrastructure. The floods have also caused an increase in the occurrence of cholera and malaria.