ACT Appeal Mozambique: Assistance to Drought Affected: AFMZ52

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Appeal Target: USD 1,328,465
Dear Colleagues,

The current situation in the rural communities across Mozambique points to a deteriorating food security situation. Seven provinces - Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane in the southern region, Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia in the Central regions report widespread crop failure after scant rainfall in the 2004/2005 cropping season. The drought has seriously impacted the livelihoods of the rural communities as their local coping mechanisms have been eroded and have been stretched beyond capacity. As a way to cope many families are eating wild berries and fruits or selling off their possessions to raise money to buy food.

ACT Mozambique members, the Lutheran World Federation - Mozambique Program (LWF/WS), and the Ecumenical Committee for Social Development (CEDES) are proposing assistance for approximately 23,000 households in the affected provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, and Tete. Assistance comprises relief food, high energy biscuits, water, seed kits and tools.

Project Completion Date:

CEDES - 31 May 2006

LWF - 31 May 2006

Please kindly send your contributions to either of the following ACT bank accounts:

US dollar

Account Number - 240-432629.60A
IBAN No: CH46 0024 0240 4326 2960A


Euro Bank Account Number - 240-432629.50Z
IBAN No: CH84 0024 0240 4326 2950Z

Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together

8, rue du Rhône
P.O. Box 2600
1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND
Swift address: UBSW CHZH12A

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +4122/791.60.38, e-mail address of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal.

We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

For further information please contact:

ACT Interim Director, Jenny Borden (phone +41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone + 41 79 203 6055) or

ACT Program Officer, Michael Hyden (phone +41 22 791 6040 or mobile phone +41 79 433 0592)

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