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Floods in Mozambique

Floods in Mozambique

Torrential rains in Mozambique caused total or partial damage to houses, bridges and road infrastructure, electricity and drainage systems, and extensive damage to crops.

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Donations can be made to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund.

 

March, 2013 – Oxfam Canada is contributing $45,000 in emergency donations for relief in the region of Mozambique most severely damaged by recent floods. Thanks to members of the United Steelworkers in Canada for their generous $20,000 donation. The support will go to Oxfam programs designed to help farmers plant crops and to minimize the risk of cholera and other water born diseases in the Gaza province.


Donations can be made to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund

Oxfam’s global fundraising target is $1.4 million to help more than 29,700 people in nine of the most flood-affected communities by providing seeds, tools and other agricultural assistance and access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion for six months. Due to high rates of gender inequality and HIV/AIDS in the target area, these issues will also be priorities.

Torrential rains in Mozambique caused total or partial damage to houses, bridges and road infrastructure, electricity and drainage systems, and extensive damage to crops.

The government reported 240,000 persons affected and 118 deaths across the country by late February. There is high risk of cholera, given previous epidemics and the destruction of water, sanitation and health infrastructure. Malaria rates are already 40% higher than last year at the same time.

While thousands of people fled, thousands more people were trapped in their original villages and received almost no humanitarian assistance.

Most of the displaced had returned to their original villages by late February. More than 17,000 receive food from World Food Program and no other assistance. If farmers do not receive immediate support and are unable to plant during second planting season, the current humanitarian crises will continue until next year.


Donations can be made to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund

 

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