Mozambique: Aid to cyclone Idai victims 1,000 times more than preparatory actions - IFRC
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Mozambique’s government and partners are to create a working group so that the funds to be announced at a post-cyclone donor conference are properly applied, an official source announced on Tuesday.
The team is to avoid situations in which “many times no-one knows the reasons that prevent the flow of funds, after the display of compromise,” said the executive director of the post-cyclone reconstruction office, Francisco Pereira, cited on Tuesday by the Mozambican newspaper Notícias.
He said that sometimes the funds are blocked because they do not comply with the legal procedures of the state entities, which should be avoided.
Pereira stressed that the strategy has already been coordinated with partners and donors.
The donor conference is to take place on Friday and Saturday in the city of Beira and the government expects 700 participants to be present.
The Mozambican executive announced on 14 May it is to present donors with a request for support of $3.2 billion (€2.8billion) in the reconstruction works of areas affected by cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique in March, killing 603 people and affected 1.5 million people, while Cyclone Kenneth hit the north in April, killed 45 people and affected another 250,000.Source: Lusa
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