Mozambique: Food short after drought, floods

Published on 30 March 2010

Extensive flooding along the rivers of central and southern Mozambique during March, in tandem with persistent drought in other parts of the same areas, have left 465,000 people in need of food assistance, but aid agencies warn that they do not have the resources to help. "We have a very big problem now," said Lola Castro, Country Director of the UN WFP, who told IRIN that her organization could assist only around 175,000 and that by "the end of April the [WFP] pipeline will have dried up".

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