Flood victims in Mozambique receive aid



By Godfrey Olukya  12-2-2013

The over 150,000 victims of recent floods in Mozambique have received aid from Italy.

Four districts of southern province were hit hard with floods which killed  91 people. Over 150,000 displaced persons are being sheltered in reception centres.

Red Cross official in Mozambique, Filip Gibu said that the the Italian government has donated 200,000 euros to the flood victims.

He said, ‘The floods struck the province of Gaza in southern Mozambique. Among those mostly affected by the floods are women and children. We appreciate Italy for donating funds to be used in feeding the victims.’

A statement from Italian embassy in Mozambique’s capital Maputo, said that Italy intended to make the donation available through the World Food Program (WFP) in response to the recent flooding.

The funds donated by Italy will reportedly be used to supplement WFP food security efforts and ensure the distribution of food stocks to the victims of floods.


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