Flooding In Mozambique

The London Diocese is linked to Mozambique where there is severe flooding. Here is a summary of news received.

80 people have died with over 150,000 displaced to temporary camps.

In Maputo, 1000 homes were destroyed along with some schools, roads, sewage and water distribution systems and some electricity sub stations.

Flooding along the Limpopo river basin has been devastating – as huge as the floods of 2000. Red flood alert in place with compulsory evacuations in force as the flood surge moved along the river. Chokwe completely inundated last week.

Marie Conselee Mukangendo, of UNICEF, said the Chikahalani camp alone is holding an estimated 65,000 people but has only 28 latrines.

Agricultural land and crops have been destroyed and the risk of malaria is very high.

The church there is trying to assist in very practical ways including: provision of mosquitoes nets, seeds, school materials, household items and soap.

River basins in the centre and north of the country are also affected, with the deluge expected to swell the Zambezi river basin. Flooding in Dere, Shire and Morrumbala, ALMA London facebook page is regularly updated.

ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association) has donated £2000 to assist with church based flood relief. Anyone wishing to make a financial contribution can do so via ALMA: cheques payable to London Diocesan Fund (ALMA). Please add a note stating that it is for flood relief.