In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.
Programme Summary: Events in the first half of 2007 overshadowed much of the Mozambique Red Cross(1) (CVM) regular programming. Devastating floods and a tropical cyclone ravaged property and destroyed livelihoods, leaving thousands of people homeless and without access to basic needs such as food, water, sanitation and shelter. At headquarters, provincial and district level, the CVM prioritized emergency response to meet the needs of those affected by the disasters and as a result, the pace and scale of implementation of long-term programmes was reduced. In other provinces not affected by floods and cyclone, a series of natural and manmade disasters, including strong winds, heavy rain and flooding, caused damage to property and livelihoods. Red Cross responded with material and psychosocial assistance for the most vulnerable, including the elderly, women and child-headed households.
CVM also played a key role in providing material and psychological assistance to survivors of the explosions at an ammunitions depot in a Maputo suburb, which killed over 100 people.
CVM commemorated the Red Cross Day (8 May) with activities carried out to help survivors of the explosions in Maputo. Red Cross volunteers came together to share their experiences of working under emotionally and physically challenging conditions in an often hazardous environment.
Lack of financial support for long-term programming outlined in the 2006 - 2007 Appeal has hampered the progress and implementation of planned activities in the first half of 2007.
Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 4,610,048 (USD 3828,943 or EUR 2,793,968) out of which 20.3 percent is covered. Outstanding needs are CHF 3,673,348 (USD 3,050,953 or EUR 2,226,271).
No. of people we help: CVM reached approximately 560,000 people (direct and indirect beneficiaries) during the reporting period.
Our Partners: Red Cross Red Crescent partners: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, as well as American, Austrian, Belgian - Flanders, British, Danish, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Netherlands and the Spanish Red Cross Societies. Other partners include the British government's Department for International Development (DFID), the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE), World Food Programme (WFP), National Aids Council and Disability Development Partners. *N.B. does not include partners involved in post floods and cyclone operation.
(1) In Portuguese is Cruz Vermelha de Moçambique
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