ACT Appeal Mozambique: Central & Southern Mozambique floods - AFMZ81

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Appeal Target: US$1,124,565

Geneva, 31 January 2008

Dear Colleagues,
Some parts of Mozambique have entered into an emergency flood situation in the regions of Rio Zambezi, Rio Buzi, Rio Pungue, Rio Limpopo and other small rivers due to the increase in rain fall and the release of water from the Cabora Basa water dam in Tete province. The government of Mozambique has announced the alert level: RED, that has now triggered the launching of emergency response in the country. INGC has requested WFP and cooperating partners to continue food distributions to affected populations throughout the month of February, during which time, food-for-reconstruction activities will be defined for implementation from March onward.

Thousands of people are displaced and temporary resettlement is an on going operation coordinated by the government . Besides the many problems already occurring, the potentially endangered area is more densely populated than in the previous flood periods and this population is not ready to leave the area. The region of Mutarara is partly inaccessible.

UN agencies are present and have activated three emergency clusters: Logistics, ICT and food security. Regular meetings are held and attended by UN and NGOs and the ACT members. Various emergency procedures have been put in place, logistics, request for facilitation in the import custom procedures, inventory of existing resources etc.

ACT members in Mozambique have began scaling up their response using ACT rapid response funds (RRFs). Some relief goods have already been purchased and are in warehouses. Based on the initial assessment the following activities are foreseen in this appeal: transport and distribution of non food items to affected people; psycho-social support to affected population; logistic support to the ACT members in case of need; water distribution and food distribution in cooperation with World Food Programme WFP.

Names of ACT members:

Ecumenical Committee for Social Development (CEDES)

Lutheran World Federation Mozambique (LWF-Mozambique)

Presbyterian Church of Mozambique (IPM)

Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM)

Project Completion Date: 31 July 2008

Reporting schedule:

Reports due to ACT CO CEDES, LWF, IPM & CCM
Final narrative & financial 30 September 2008
Audit 31 October 2008

Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested:

ACT Co-ordination & Communications
Total Target US$
Appeal Targets
Less: Pledges/Contributions Received
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance

Note: On behalf of ACT Mozambique members, and as the Mozambique Focal Point Agency, CEDES will receive the ACT Mozambique appeal funds directly from Geneva in a designated ACT project account. From there, according to the individual member budgets, funds will be allocated all except LWF member agency where funds will be transferred directly to LWF.

Signed by:

John Nduna
Director, ACT Co-ordinating Office