Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2000
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These briefs have been elaborated in the framework of the collaboration of FAO and UN-HABITAT, as part of the Natural Disasters Initiatives under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Humanitarian Assistance work. Their objective is to raise awareness of key government and humanitarian actors on the importance of addressing land tenure issues in natural disasters. Each country brief conveys information allowing to better understand the key role of secure land tenure and access when dealing with natural disasters vulnerability of the poor, women and men.
Introduction to Health Recovery
There is currently an abundance of documents, plans and policies that address common issues faced in the mitigation, preparedness and relief phases of natural disaster management. Yet for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, there is no cohesive documented body of knowledge. It is conceded that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.
Recent weather incidents highlight the danger caused by displaced antipersonnel mines
In early August 2010, North Korean landmines drifted along streams between North and South Korea due to heavy rain-fall, causing the death of one man and injuring another after they picked up a mine on their way back from fishing.
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JOHANNESBURG, 24 July 2008 (IRIN) - In an effort to mitigate the negative impact of climate change, new funding by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) will help bolster disaster risk reduction and community resilience in Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and the Comoros.
A statement released on 23 July said the EC had extended the scope of its disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO) with a new allocation of ?5 million (US$7.8 million) for the four southern African countries.
"This is an important step in supporting communities that are particularly …
Better coordination could greatly enhance the contributions foreign militaries make in the crucial stages of responses to natural disasters such as the South Asian earthquake in Pakistan and floods in Mozambique, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The report, The Effectiveness of Foreign Military Assets in Natural Disaster Response, was launched today (Thursday, 13 March) at the United Nations in New York by the United Nations Office for the …
Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI
In light of the worsening food security and health situation in Gaza province, World Vision Moz (WVM) Relief, Health and Sponsorship Departments will undertake a nutritional survey in three Area Development Programmes (ADP) -- Alto Changane, Hluvuko and Tchemulane.
Mozambique has established a "poverty observatory" to monitor its national plan to reduce one of the world's highest levels of deprivation. The observatory will collect and analyze data on poverty to track the plan's progress.
Working Paper No. 5
This article is part of IRIN Special Reports on World Water Day
A major factor in public health and food security
Water - in the headlines
This year water is in the headlines more than ever: 2003 has been declared International Year of Freshwater.
Numerous events are being held to mark the occasion, notably the third World Water Forum in Kyoto from 16 to 23 March, which will examine how water resources are valued and managed, as well as World Water Day on 22 March with 'Water for the future' as its theme.
Water - synonymous with life and death
Cyclone Japhet continues to batter southern Africa, but in Mozambique, victim of devastating floods in 2000 and 2001, casualties and damage have so far been kept to a minimum, largely as a result of effective disaster preparedness measures and good cooperation between the government and the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM). As soon as a warning was issued on 27 February, the CVM went into emergency mode, convening a task force and placing hundreds of provincial staff and volunteers on alert.
by Solveig Olafsdottir in Maputo
JOHANNESBURG, 6 January (IRIN) - Mozambique's national disaster agency claims the number of people who will need food aid in the country over the next few months has risen to 1.4 million.
MAPUTO, Dec 2, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) has made available about 5.65 million euros (about 5.65 million US dollars) to finance the second phase of the reconstruction of the city of Xai-Xai, capital of the southern Mozambican province of Gaza.
Xai-Xai was devastated by massive flooding on the Limpopo River in February 2000. The defensive dykes were overwhelmed, and the entire lower part of the city was flooded.
Key Statistics on Mozambique
An estimated 69.4 per cent of the total population of 17.0 million is living below the poverty line.
Mozambique has one of the highest under-five mortality rates of the world. One quarter (246/1000) of children die before reaching age five.
Population: 19.6 million (BUCEN 2002)
Infant Mortality Rate: 135 (DHS 1997)
DPT3 Coverage: 59.6%, children 12-23 mos. (DHS 1997)
Nutrition: 35.9% stunting, children 0-35 mos.