- 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
The Chinese proverb: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime" is being realized in the Baptist Convention of Mozambique's Agriculture Project. Baptist World Aid is helping with sustainable community development in partnership with Baptists in Mozambique and empowering a community of over 300 people by achieving food security.
In the first step of the project, young adults and older women were trained in how to produce vegetables for sale in order to contribute to their family's financial stability.
Baptist World Aid has reissued its appeal to assist those suffering from the drought in Southern Africa.
- Our people are forced to eat roots and
- Mothers are being forced to scrabble
in the dirt to find roots, and pluck any leaves from the trees, to find
some way of feeding their children!
- Maize is being eaten green from the
stalk, meaning that it has gone by harvest time!
- Women will trade anything to get food
for their families, including their bodies.
Refugees are now returning home in Mozambique following the catastrophic flooding as a result of Cyclone Eline. Recent assessments by Baptist workers show that it is now that these people really need help.
Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, is continuing to provide funds for the relief effort in Mozambique and other parts of Southern Africa.
Baptist World Aid has made an initial grant of $5,000 available to assist relief efforts following floods and Cyclone Eline in Mozambique. The worst flooding in 50 years has already killed 150 people and it is estimated that 800,000 people have been affected. Many are now at risk from water-borne disease, malaria and hunger. The United Nations has announced that families living along the Limpopo Valley had no clean water, and that outbreaks of dysentery were rife.