Some 800,000 Mozambicans have been affected by two weeks of flooding, followed on Tuesday by Cyclone Eline. World Vision, which has been in Mozambique since 1984, is helping rebuild the war-ravaged country. Its initial response includes $105,000 for emergency supplies, including a week's worth of food for 1,100 families.
"People are putting aside political and economic differences to help each other," says Argentina Matavel, associate director of World Vision Mozambique. "Those who are not as severely affected have offered food and shelter for those who have lost everything."
In South Africa, floods affected communities where World Vision has nine community development projects. The agency is providing $61,000 for emergency repairs, food, water purification tablets, malaria medicine and survival packs for 900 families.