Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter calls for more aid for Mozambique

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ATLANTA, GA...Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has urged the international community to contribute greater resources to help Mozambicans recover from flooding in recent weeks.

" We at the Carter Center are deeply concerned about the devastating floods in your country and the large-scale human suffering that has resulted. While we are encouraged by the help Mozambique is receiving from neighboring countries and others in the international community, we recognize that additional assistance is urgently needed. We hope that such support is provided quickly and that it will be followed by a sustained international commitment to facilitate the long process of recovery," President Carter said in a March 1 letter to President Joaquim Chissano.

Based in Atlanta, Ga., The Carter Center is a nongovernmental organization promoting peace and health worldwide. The Center recently observed all phases of the 1999 national elections in Mozambique and is consulting on development issues in the nation.

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