MOZAMBIQUE - Cyclone Eline blasted
southern Africa last week, escalating the destruction of two weeks of heavy
rain and severe flooding. Worst hit was Mozambique, where some 70 people
are dead and more than half a million people have been affected, many of
them uprooted from their homes and driven to refugee camps. Most of the
region's drinking water has been contaminated, and health experts fear
that approximately 800,000 people are at risk from possible epidemics of
cholera, malaria, and meningitis.
Cyclone Eline also exacerbated flooding
situations in South Africa, Botswana, Madagascar, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
CWS is providing $10,000 in Blanket Funds
to provide blankets for 2,000 people affected by the flooding.