Mozambique needs more aid and support to deal with cyclones’ aftermath- says UN

United Nation chief António Guterres.

Masoka Dube   United Nation chief António Guterres says more aid and support is needed to assist the people of Mozambique who have affected by two cyclones earlier this year. Guterres was speaking in Mozambique yesterday. “Undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world. “More aid and more support will be needed from the international community in Mozambique to respond effectively”, said the UN chief. “It was clear that Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which…

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Not all coming up roses for gas projects in Moz

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Emergency supplies to Mozambique’s lifestock

livestock in mozambique

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has delivered emergency supplies to help Mozambique fight outbreaks of animal diseases such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease or Rift Valley fever that could threaten people and livestock in the aftermath of floods caused by recent cyclones. The assistance is in response to a request by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It includes laboratory equipment, technical expertise and hundreds of chemical reagents and consumables to carry out early and rapid nuclear-derived tests to diagnose and monitor such diseases…

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