Mozambique: Floods - Feb 2001
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- UN RC Mozambique: Mozambique - Zambezi Valley and Province Situation. 19 Feb 2001
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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
A recent report has concluded that only 37% of the Mozambique population have access to potable water. For many areas of rural Tete this reality is much higher.
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.
The Geographic Information for Sustainable Development partnership aims to use geographic information technologies to address problems such as food security and natural resource management. According to a December 2 fact sheet from the Department of State, government agencies and private sector organizations that form the partnership are creating a coordinating committee to discuss ongoing projects and programs for Africa.
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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
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.
As the fall approaches, concerns about the impending food crisis in Southern Africa grow. The numbers, familiar by now to many, are nonetheless staggering: 1.2 million metric tons of food needed, 13 million people in danger of starvation. "We are seeing signs in the villages of quiet desperation," said Debra Lynne Edwards, CRS Country Representative in Malawi. "As people deplete what little they had in the way of food reserves, they resort to eating immature maize or the grass that grows in their barren fields.
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.
As the fall approaches, concerns about the impending food crisis in Southern Africa grow. The numbers, familiar by now to many, are nonetheless staggering: 1.2 million metric tons of food needed, 13 million people in danger of starvation. "We expect to see much larger numbers of people needing food aid beginning in September and October, so there is no time to waste in terms of getting food stocks out there, especially before the rains begin and roads become impassable," said Krista Riddley, CRS' Southern Africa Regional Representative.
This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Overview for Southern Africa Region, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Sudan, (10) Somalia
(B) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (2) Bangladesh
(C) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus
(D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia
(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan
(F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia (2) Sierra Leone