IOCC launches appeal to aid victims of Mozambique flooding

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Baltimore (IOCC) - With more than one million people displaced by catastrophic flooding in Mozambique, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) launched an appeal to provide urgently needed assistance to victims of the natural disaster.
"The situation in Mozambique seems to grow larger and more desperate by the day," observed IOCC Chairman, Charles Ajalat. "We, as Orthodox Christians, are deeply concerned for the thousands in need of immediate assistance." "In addition to the immediate need to reach people stranded by the flooding, there is an urgent need to ensure safe drinking water and emergency provisions for those who have been rescued from the flood waters," added Samir Ishak, IOCC Director of Operations. IOCC is coordinating its relief efforts with partner agencies operating in the region to provide emergency supplies of fuel, tents, plastic sheeting, blankets, cooking utensils, water tanks, water taps, and pipes. Tax-deductible contributions to assist in the "Mozambique Flood Assistance" may be sent to International Orthodox Christian Charities, P.O. Box 630225, Baltimore, MD 21263-0225. To make a credit card contribution, please call the IOCC donation hotline toll-free at (877) 803 IOCC (4622) or by making an online contribution at