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- 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
Welthungerhilfe: Preventative measures save many from the floods
Bonn/Maputo, 11th January 2008. Following heavy rainfall over the past weeks, people living along the Zambezi River in Mozambique face a new crisis. The government has already declared a State of National Disaster as water levels continue to rise and thousands of people once again have to be evacuated.
Thanks to work carried about by Welthungerhilfe in the aftermath of the last floods in February 2007, more than 2,000 families are now living in safety.
After devastating flooding, Mozambique was hit by another disaster on 22nd February when the tropical cyclone Favio reached the east African country. In the southern town of Vilankulo, where Welthungerhilfe operates its project office, the storm had already ripped the corrugated sheeting off the roofs of numerous houses by the early afternoon. "The entire roof of a neighbouring school came off and landed on our grounds.
Bonn, 23rd February 2007. In the aftermath of the devastating floods around the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique has been hit by another natural disaster. On Thursday, the cyclone Favio demolished large parts of the southern coast in the province of Inhambane. Winds reportedly hit
240 km/h as the storm tore through the tourist town of Vilanculos heading north past outlying villages, destroying schools, hospitals and the homes of thousands of people in its path. Roads have been blocked by falling trees and many areas have been cut off.
Bonn, 14th February 2007.Following devastating floods around the delta of the Zambezi River in the Chinde district of central Mozambique, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe has released 50,000 euros for immediate relief. The money will partly be used to acquire two boots with sizeable outboard motors in order to rescue people from the flood zone, as well as providing 10,000 people with food, tarpaulin for shelter and mosquito nets.
"Water levels have risen to over seven meters"describes Walburga Greiner, Welthungerhilfe's Regional Director in Mozambique.
(Berlin: 13/10/2006) Warfare and armed conflict has devastating ramifications for the fight against hunger in affected countries. This is one of the central conclusions of a report presented by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Friday in Berlin.
The ongoing drought in Mozambique has assumed alarming proportions. "In Inhambane Province, north of the capital Maputo, many wells in the villages have run dry," says the Regional Co-ordinator of Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) in Mozambique, Walburga Greiner. "People who were already sick and weakened must now walk many more miles to fetch water."