Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Mozambique Floods Jan 2013

Mozambique is having a flood. By Saturday, there were reports of food and fuel shortages. IRIN is now reporting 150 000 displaced in Gaza province. Aid supplies are being distributed but there are not enough of some supplies. 
"Last year, we had two cyclones, and we used all the shelters we had in stock. That equipment has not been replaced," Castro [Mozambique Red Cross] told IRIN. "Already in June we started to alert the main donors that we needed extra funds for that, but it is only now the donors are responding to that request."
And it looks like the situation may get worse: 

Meanwhile, a storm system is forecast to bring heavy rains to northern Mozambique between 29 January and 4 February.

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