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How You Can Help: Respond to Victims of Floods in Southern Africa

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The United Nations expresses its gratitude to the many generous Governments, groups and individuals who are reaching out to help the victims of the floods in Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Southern Africa. Here is how you can help:
Cash contributions provide organizations with sufficient flexibility to meet the most urgent and pressing needs. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs serves as a channel for funds to be spent by UN agencies. This Office will provide written confirmation of the use of such funds to all donors. Funds may be transferred to:

For the floods in Mozambique: OCHA Account No. CO-590.160.1 SWIFT-code UBSWCHZ12A at the UBS AG, PO Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, with reference: OCHA-Mozambique -Floods 2000.

For the floods in Botswana: OCHA Account No. CO-590.160.1 SWIFT-code SBCOCHGG12A at the UBS AG, PO Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, with reference: OCHA - Botswana - Floods 2000.

For the floods in Zimbabwe: OCHA Account No. CO-590.160.1 SWIFT-code UBSWCHZ12A - at the UBS AG, PO Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, with reference: OCHA-Zimbabwe - Floods 2000.

The Government of Mozambique welcomes cash donations, which may be channeled to the account of its Permanent Mission in New York, Number 034-1-217214, at Chase Manhattan Bank, 1025 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021, with reference: Mozambique - Floods 2000.

If you have medical expertise, the United Nations encourages you to contact private relief agencies, such as those under the umbrella of InterAction for further detailed information.

Many of you are asking what the United Nations agencies are doing in response to the floods. Here are a few links to sources that will provide you with the latest information we have available. This list also includes all non-UN organizations participating in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the main forum for decision-making among international humanitarian agencies.

World Food Programme (WFP)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.