Malawi

WFP Emergency Report No. 10 of 1997: Malawi floods

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This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Sahel - Chad, Mauritania and Niger D) Mozambique and Malawi floods.

From P. Ares, Chief, Programming Service. Available on the Internet at WFP Home Page http://www.wfp.org/ or by e-mail
from HicksDeb@wfp.org (fax 39 6 5228 2837). For information regarding resources, donors are requested to contact Mr. F.
Strippoli or Ms. A. Blum, WFP Rome (telephone 39 6 5228 2504 or 5228 2004).

PART I - HIGHLIGHTS

(Details below in Part II)

D. MOZAMBIQUE AND MALAWI

1. Impact of floods

a) WFP Southern Africa cluster, headquarters Maputo, is assessing the effect of severe flooding in February in Mozambique
and Malawi. WFP response will be on a regional basis.

b) In Mozambique, immediate food needs are under control. An FAO/WFP crop assessment mission in April will establish the numbers of people affected by the impact on crops and resources required to respond to needs, but it is expected that no food imports will be required.

c) DHA situation reports on Malawi and Mozambique available on ReliefWeb at http://www.reliefweb.int/ (click on
Emergencies).

PART II - DETAILS

D. MOZAMBIQUE AND MALAWI

1. IMPACT OF FLOODS

1.1 The WFP Southern Africa cluster, which has its headquarters in Maputo, is assessing the effect of severe flooding in
Mozambique and Malawi in February. WFP response will be on a regional basis, to cover both countries.

1.2 The government of Mozambique launched an appeal for assistance on 24 February, to cover short and medium-term needs for repairing structural damages and meeting the requirements of the population living in the flood-affected regions, in the central provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia.

1.3 Priority areas of food needs in Mozambique are presently covered through joint action by WFP, GTZ and other NGOs;
WFP is providing assistance to 51,500 flood-affected beneficiaries within the existing emergency programme. WFP
Mozambique considers the food situation presently under control. Although the exact numbers of beneficiaries and resources required will have to wait until an FAO/WFP crop assessment mission in April, food stocks in the country are good. As no food imports are needed, WFP's response will be in the form of local purchase and transport.

1.4 In response to the Malawian Government's appeal for international assistance, DHA's UN Disaster Assessment and
Coordination (UNDAC) team arrived in the country on 19 February to assist in assessing flood damage and assistance needs in southern Malawi. Assessment results can be found in the report "Malawi - Floods, DHA Situation Report No. 4
International Appeal for Assistance" Date: 25 Feb 1997.

1.5 Further information on the impact of the recent floods in Malawi and Mozambique, including DHA Situation Reports, can
be obtained by going to ReliefWeb at http://www.reliefweb.int/ and clicking on Emergencies.

World Food Programme, Rome, Italy

Comments: Webadministrator@wfp.org

Revised: March 10, 1997
=A9: 1997, World Food Programme. All rights reserved.