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In Gaza province, four international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are supporting about 15,000 Mozambican families, victims of the drought affecting the south of the country.
The project, which began in January 2016, ends in March this year, but may be extended if the food insecurity situation affecting nine districts of that province continues.
The organizations involved in the project are Concern, Care, Save The Children and Oxfam.
Américo Boaze, Director of Save the Children in Gaza province, says that each family receives vouchers worth US$50 for the purchase of basic foodstuffs every month. The food is purchased from participating suppliers, who redeem the vouchers with Save The Children.
The project started out benefiting just 10,000 families, but the number has swollen to 15,000. Official figures indicate that around 200,000 people are affected by drought in Gaza province.
The COSACA Consortium is receiving funds from 4 donors namely the DFID (Department for International Development of the United Kingdom), OFDA (Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance from USAID), ECHO (European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Office) and SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency making a total budget of 30,000,000 US Dollars. The project is expected to end in March, but Boaze is hopeful of an extension.
Source: Voice of America pt (Edited)