Mozambique

New Zealand Offers Aid for Mozambique Floods

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WELLINGTON (Feb. 16) XINHUA - New Zealand is donating 150, 000 NZ dollars (about 75,000 U.S. dollars) to provide relief supplies to Mozambique after serious flooding struck southern Africa this month, New Zealand Associate Foreign Minister Matt Robson announced here Wednesday.

"Mozambique has been the worst hit country, with 100,000 people left homeless in the Maputo area and considerable damage to infrastructure in the southern provinces," Robson said.

New Zealand's donation, from the disaster relief fund of the Official Development Assistance program, will be made to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the associate foreign minister said.

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