Emergency Response to Flooding in Mozambique

Contract partner: WFP - World Food ProgrammeCountry: Mosambik Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.01.2007End: 31.12.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 10310.0 of the WFP is a programming framework for multi-sectoral activities in Southern Africa supporting food-insecure households affected by erratic climate and people affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty. This PRRO encompasses safety-net programmes for vulnerable populations as well as therapeutic supplementary feeding for people susceptible to food shortages, food-for-work activities, vocational training and alternative income-creation support, as well as school feeding programmes.

As a result of severe flooding in the Zambezi basin and a cyclone impact in Inhambane province in Mozambique in February 2007, the PRRO 10310.0 is faced with additional requirements and potential pipeline constraints in Mozambique. The Ministry of Agriculture's Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN) has issued a Post-Floods/Drought/Cyclone Action Plan in March 2007, which states that approximately 285,000 people in the flooded Zambezi River valley need food and agricultural implements for a period of four months due to loss of food reserves and first season crops, and approximately 183,000 people in the cyclone disaster area will need food assistance for a period of four months in order to bridge the time to a potential second season harvest in June-July.

The Austrian contribution will support PRRO 10310.0 in adapting to the new requirements arising from these natural disasters in Mozambique and enabling continued food aid in the affected areas. The Austrian funds are earmarked for local procurement and will have a distribution focus on the heavily affected Sofala province.

project number2074-00/2007
source of fundingOEZA
sector Nahrungsmittelhilfe/ Programme zur Nahrungsmittelsicherheit
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