International community invited to Mozambique Donor Conference
Gerry Rice. Photo: UN Multimedia
The IMF has dispatched a team to Mozambique to aid in efforts to help the economy recover in the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai, Fund spokesman Gerry Rice announced Thursday (March 7).
““We’ve all been watching with sadness the effect of Cyclone Idai, and I just want to reiterate what Christine Lagarde said yesterday on that issue. She said our solidarity is with the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. Our condolences go to the families and friends of those affected by this terrible disaster and an IMF staff team is now in Maputo to evaluate options for possible IMF support,” Rice told reporters in Washington.
The IMF also announced Thursday a 100% matching program for all staff donating to relief efforts for the region.
The #IMF is saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by Cyclone #Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. A team is in Maputo to assess what can be done to help people there and to aid in recovery. pic.twitter.com/Kstf3tztR9
— Gerry Rice (@IMFSpokesperson) March 21, 2019
Our solidarity is with the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in the aftermath of #CycloneIdai. Our condolences go to the families and friends of those affected by this disaster. A staff team is in Maputo now to evaluate options for IMF support. pic.twitter.com/f1rcSD1rgF
— Christine Lagarde (@Lagarde) March 20, 2019