UN: Mozambique floods displace 150,000, leave 38 dead-A A +A
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
CHOKWE, Mozambique -- A UN official in flood-hit Mozambique said at least $15 million in aid is needed to help after flood waters have killed 38 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
The UN said more than 150,000 have been displaced by flooding in the southern African nation of Mozambique over the last several days. Marie Conselee Mukangendo, of the UN children's agency UNICEF, said Tuesday the overall death toll stands at 38.
Mukangendo said the Chikahalani camp alone is holding an estimated 65,000 people but has only 28 latrines. She called the situation dire. The U.N. said it estimates at least $15 million would initially be needed in relief aid.
Mozambique suffered record floods in 2000 that killed more than 700 people. (AP)