Mozambique + 3 more

InterAction Members Respond to the Victims of the Floods in Southern Africa 20 Mar 2000

Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104

Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106

InterAction members listed below are accepting contributions for assistance they or their affiliates are providing to victims of the floods in Southern Africa. Visit the following links for further information:

Flooding, caused by weeks of torrential rain and exacerbated by a recent cyclone, have devastated parts of southern Africa, leaving hundreds feared dead and more than one million people displaced. Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland were severely affected by the floods; Mozambique was the hardest hit. The following InterAction members are responding to the immediate humanitarian needs of those most affected in flood-stricken areas.

The following list was produced by InterAction, a coalition of more than 160 US-based private relief, development and refugee assistance agencies. InterAction members have agreed to abide by a set of standards to ensure accountability to donors, professional competence and quality of service.

Action Against Hunger

875 Ave. of the Americas
Suite 1905
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (877) 777 1420
Tel: (212) 967 78 00

Food for the Hungry

7729 E. Greenway Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(800) 2-HUNGER

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

(800) 424-2372

International Aid

17011 W. Hickory
Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

(800) 251-2502

African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF USA)

19 West 44th Street, Room 710
New York, NY 10036

(212) 768-2440

International Medical Corps

11500 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90049

(800) 481-4462


440 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 462-3614

International Relief Teams

3547 Camino del Rio South, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92108

(619) 284-7979

Air Serv International

PO Box 3041
Redlands, CA 92373

(909) 793-2627

Latter-day Saint Charities

Seventh Floor
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

(801) 240-1201

American Friends Service Committee

Southern Africa Emergency Fund
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(888) 588-2372 ext 1

Lutheran World Relief

PO Box 17061
Baltimore MD 21298-9832

(800) 597-5972

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC)

AJJDC-Mozambique Relief
711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

(212) 885-0832

MAP International

Emergency Relief Fund
2100 Glynco Pkwy.
Brunswick, GA 31521-5000

(800) 225-8550

American Jewish World Service

Southern Africa Flood Relief
989 Avenue of the Americas, 10th floor
New York, NY 10018


Operation USA

8320 Melrose Ave. #200
Los Angeles, CA 90069

(800) 678-7255

American Red Cross International

Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243,
Washington, DC 20013,

1-800-HELP-NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)

Oxfam America

Mozambique Relief and Rehabilitation Fund
P.O. Box 1745
Boston, MA 02105-1745


America's Development Foundation

101 North Union Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836-2717

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Hunger Program

Presbyterian Church USA

Account # 9-2000149 Mozambique
Central Receiving Services
Section 300
Louisville, KY 40289

(800) 872-3283

Baptist World Aid

6733 Curran Street
McLean, VA 22101-6005
"Southern Africa Flood Relief"

(703) 790-8980


Project HOPE

255 Carter Hall Lane
Millwood, VA 22646

(800) 544-HOPE

Brother's Brother Foundation/Southern Africa

African floods
1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3005
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2341

(412) 321-3160

Salvation Army

World Service Office
Southern Africa Floods
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313

(703) 684-5528


151 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-2439

(404) 681-2552

Save the Children

PO Box 975- M
Westport CT, 06881


Catholic Relief Services

PO Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203

(800) 736-3467

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Southern Africa Floods, #156500-0
475 Riverside Dr.
Room 330
New York, NY 10115

1 (800) 554-8583

Concern Worldwide US Inc

104 East 40th Street, Room 903
New York, NY 10016

(212) 557 8000

United Way International

701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2045

(703) 519 0092

Church World Service

P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, Indiana 46515
Earmark: Southern Africa Floods

(800) 297-1516

United States Fund for UNICEF

Mozambique Floods
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016


Direct Relief International

27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

(805) 964-4767

World Concern

Mozambique Relief
19303 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA. 98133

(800) 755-5022

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Fontieres (MSF)

P.O. Box 2247
New York, NY 10016

(888) 392-0392

World Relief

Dept. 3
Wheaton, IL 60189

(800) 535-5433

Episcopal Church / The Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief

c/o Banker's Trust Company
P.O. Box 12043
Newark, NJ 07101

(800) 334-7626 ext. 5129

World Vision

Mozambique Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 70288
Tacoma, Washington 98481-0288

(888) 56CHILD (English)
(888) 511-6566 (Spanish)

Details of InterAction Member Assistance in Southern Africa

Action Against Hunger

(updated Mar 6, 00)

The Action Against Hunger Team includes water engineers, nurses, and transportation specialists to help 50,000 people in the Province of Sofala, Districts of Buzy, Machanga, and Chibanava. An air shipment with 4 tons of hydrolic equipement to help prevent cholera was sent on March 4th. Hygiene kits and cooking materials will be disitributed next week. Later, when people will go back to their villages, roofing materials, seeds, and agricultural tools will be distributed.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

(updated March 20, 00)

In response to an appeal from the Provincial Governor of Maputo, ADRA is airlifting by helicopter approximately 22 tons of food to the Xinavane region (87 miles north of Maputo) in Mozambique. There, more than 28,000 people had their homes and all their possessions washed away. ADRA may also distribute as many as 4,500 family kits there. ADRA already delivered $25,000 of food aid in the areas outside Maputo and Motola. ADRA also sent a truck loaded with five tons of food, clothing and blankets to respond to flooding in Ziimbabwe, and is raising funds in Botswana to provide relief there.

African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF USA)

(updated March 20, 00)

AMREF has installed an emergency relief team, which works in close cooperation with the Mozambique government, to provide relief assistance in Sofala and Inhambane provinces. A small rapid situation team is in the field and will soon report on the most urgent needs. AMREF is also assisting the Mozambique Christian Council (MCC) to care for some 5,000 displaced people in Maputo province.


(updated Mar 7, 00)

Africare plans initially to distribute household items (soap, utensils, clothing) to flood-affected families in isolated sections of Manica Province. This will be followed by distribution of seeds, agricultural implements and basic building tools.

Air Serv

(updated March 20, 00)

Air Serv has converted their aviation and boat response from "search and rescue" to support of the increasing relief and rehabilitation efforts. Our three helicopters and eight fixed wing aircraft are participating in itinerate vaccination programs of the camps, assessment and planning by civil engineers focused on getting minimal land infrastructure routes repaired, distribution of medicines and survival packs for families in temporary shelters, water purification equipment, and even body bags for the hundreds who have lost their lives. We are also delivering significant quantities of food aid for WFP.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

(update Feb 25, 00)

AFSC is collecting funds and working in partnership with local partner NGOs and with AFSC staff based in Mozambique to direct assistance where it is most needed. AFSC has been active in Mozambique since 1975.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC)

(Updated Mar 3, 00)

AJJDC is currently providing assistance which enables South African and Israeli physicians to work in Mozambique, the country hardest-hit by the flooding. Additional activities are in the planning stages.

American Jewish World Service

(Updated Mar 6, 00)

American Jewish World Service has partnered with LATET, the Israeli Humanitarian Aid Organization in support of their operations to assist the victims. Presently, there is a 40 person medical team equipped with over 70 tons of emergency medical, food, and clothing supplies. Two helicopters have been procured to provide assistance to the affected remote areas.

American Red Cross International

(updated March 1, 00)

In response to the Southern Africa floods , ARC released an initial USD 100,000 of ARC funds in support of the Red Cross Relief operation in the affected countries, particularly Mozambique. The funds are contributing to the assistance being provided by the Red Cross societies in the region, particularly Mozambican Red Cross, which has assisted 35,000 people and is aiming to serve approximately 100,000, and continues to provide food, shelter and clean in accessible are in an around Maputo Province. ARC is sending a needs assessment team to the region in the next few days and plans to further respond based on the findings and recommendations of the team.

America's Development Foundation (ADF)

(updated March 13, 00)

ADF works with Mozambican non-governmental organizations around the country. ADF seeks to raise funds to invest in tools and seeds to allow 20,000 farmers to begin their road toward self-sufficiency, moving away from living on food aid handouts as quickly as possible. ADF needs to distribute these supplies no later than August so that the farmers can begin the crop cycles on time.

Brother's Brother Foundation

(updated Feb 25, 00)

Brother's Brother Foundation is chanelling resources to Madagascar in cooperation with its partner agency, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Evangelical Church in America. This Synod is directly linked to the Malagasy Lutheran Church and the island-wide medical outreach program they created. BBF is also partnered with Baptist World Aid and its affiliates to channel resources to Mozambique.

Presiding Bishop's Fund

(updated Feb 25, 00)

The Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief has sent a $25,000 emergency grant to the Diocese of Lebombo, Mozambique to assist them with relief efforts.

Baptist World Aid

(updated Feb 25, 00)

Baptist World Aid has made an initial grant of $5,000 available to assist relief efforts BWAid's help will be channeled through the Baptist Convention of Mozambique, and funds will be used to provide water purification tablets, medicines, and food. A boys home run by the Convention in Maputo has suffered severe damage, and BWAid will be considering assisting in its repair.


(updated Mar 7, 00)

CARE is focusing its relief efforts in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, and in the district of Guvoro in the northern Inhambane Province, along the swollen Save River. Once an assessment of the needs in Gaza Province has been completed, CARE will coordinate with other aid agencies to help rehabilitate the region. CARE's immediate relief activities include: managing emergency centers, distributing food and medicine, directing rescue missions, procuring fuel, serving as the communications link for aid agencies working in the Save River area, and working to repair homes and infrastructure in Maputo.

Catholic Relief Services

(updated March 20, 00)

Catholic Relief Services is providing immediate assistance to the victims of the massive floods in Madagascar in the form of plastic sheeting, candles, matches, and soap to 500 families in the Marsiky village and a distribution of 72 metric tons of emergency food supplies to 10,000 people throughout the region. Ongoing assistance will be provided in the area of medical aid for the prevention and treatment of cholera and other water-born illnesses as well as long-term assistance in reconstruction of homes and roads and rehabilitation of crops.

Concern Worldwide

(updated Feb 25, 00)

Concern Worldwide is supplying relief goods (rice, beans, oil and sugar) to 2,800 families in Maputo province and is hoping to extend this to Gaza province. We have a health and sanitation expert carrying out an assessment of sanitation needs in camps in Northern Maputo Province which house those displaced by the flooding. Concern Worldwide also has a long term development program in Mozambique and is using logistics and administration systems already established in the country.

Church World Service

(updated March 17, 00)

Church World Service is focusing its work on long-term recovery efforts in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe, including resettlement and return of affected families. This includes blanket distribution, the local purchase of rural resettlement kits, and assisting efforts to develop an ecumenically based emergency committee coordinating long-term recovery efforts. CWS is working with numerous local and international churches and church organizations.

Direct Relief Interational

(updated Feb 25, 00)

Direct Relief will send medical commodities to in-country NGO's, pending the receipt of needs lists.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

(Updated Mar 4, 00)

MSF is providing emergency assistance in the hardest hit provinces of Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane. They have dispatched medical teams, relief supplies, water tanks, rescue boats, water and sanitation materials, and logistical kits to the region and set up cholera treatment centers in Matola and Maputo.

Food for the Hungry

(updated Feb 25, 00)

Food for the Hungry (FH) is assisting flood victims in Sofala province of Mozambique. They are further exploring whether to provide aid to flooded areas near Maputo, where they operate child development program activities.

International Aid (IA)

(updated March 17, 00)

International Aid has sent two major shipments of relief supplies to the stricken areas of Mozambique. The items include hygiene kits, medicine, blankets, baby food and oral rehydration salts. Also, International Aid is coordinating an airlift of supplies from South Africa to Mozambique. The items include vaccine for cholera, vitamins, and nutritional supplements for infants. An International Aid team is assessing the situation there.

International Medical Corps

(updated Mar 7, 00)

An IMC public health team, which included members who specialize in cholera treatment and control, was dispached to Maputo over the weekend where they are now liaising with the Mozambique Ministry of Health and WHO to develop appropriate services for populations displaced by the flooding.

International Relief Teams (IRT)

(updated Mar 6, 00)

IRT will purchase 5,000 blankets in South Africa and truck them to Mozambique. They are also making arrangements to airlift medical supplies and essential medicines needed to combat water-borne diseases.

Latter-day Saint Charities

(updated Mar 6, 00)

Latter-day Saint Charities has sent a total of $52,000 to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa for the immediate purchase of food in the affected areas. A shipment of containers loaded with clothing, food, medical supplies, and powdered milk