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MCC responds to flooding in Mozambique

Marla Pierson Lester
February 6, 2008

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is purchasing plastic sheeting and other items to help shelter families in Mozambique whose homes have been destroyed by heavy flooding. MCC has also sent a shipment of relief supplies including comforters, MCC kits and canned turkey.

The shipment included nearly 5,292 comforters, 4,847 school kits, 2,024 relief kits, 3,483 health kits, 74 AIDS care kits and 400 boxes of canned turkey.

Heavy rains and flooding have struck throughout the region. Rainfall upstream in countries such as Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as in Mozambique, has caused several of Mozambique’s major rivers, including the Zambezi, to overflow their banks, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes.