Commissioner Poul Nielson to visit Mozambique

Poul Nielson, European Commissioner for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, will visit Mozambique March 2-4 to assess first-hand the destruction caused by flooding. Mr Nielson will visit the worst-hit regions and meet aid agencies involved in the relief effort in a joint mission with Luis Amado, Portuguese Secretary of State for Development Cooperation. The European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) has already made available euro one million for flood victims. ECHO is urgently examining further requests for aid, which if approved, will be funded from the date of submission.