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WFP Mozambique Floods Situation Report #01, 20 January 2015


WFP Mozambique Floods Situation Report #01, 20 January 2015

Highlights

· On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of
Mozambique declared the institutional red alert for
the central and northern parts of the country due to
heavy rains and consequent floods, which have
covered vast areas.

·  The government is distributing food and non-food
items to affected people; WFP has pre-positioned
food to complement the government’s efforts in the
most affected areas.

·  The government requested, through the UN
Resident Coordinator, immediate support from
donors and international partners to meet the
humanitarian needs and ensure sustainable
recovery of flood-affected populations. The request
is in line with the Government Contingency Plan for
the 2014/2015 rainy and cyclone season.

· OCHA is being deployed on 21 January to assist
the UN Resident Coordinator and HCT.