USAID/OFDA also provided on March 23 an additional $351,216 to World Vision to support a seeds and tools and water-sanitation program targeting 10,000 people in the flood-hit province of Sofala located in central Mozambique. World Vision's objective is to work closely with other agencies operating in Mozambique to provide food and support to those who have been worst affected. Relief assistance includes the distribution of food and survival kits (cooking utensils and shelter material), medical support, a package of seeds and hand tools, and technical support. The grant also will assist the return of the flood-affected farming population to their original homes and farms and will provide the seeds and tools to enable at least some agricultural production this winter season.
Finally, on March 23, USAID/OFDA responded to a WFP appeal for emergency transport operations in Madagascar with a grant of $400,050 to provide helicopter delivery of relief supplies to isolated communities.
USAID has provided $17.3 million in response to the flood crisis in the southern Africa region.
USAID is the U.S. government agency responsible for implementing humanitarian and development programs around the world.
Contact: Catherine Stearns