Mozambique received 15.2 ME from the UN Emergency Response Fund this year

Mozambique received 16.5 million dollars (15.2 million euros) this year from the UN Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to mitigate the effects of cyclones, floods, and cholera and to support victims of terrorist attacks, it was announced Wednesday December 6.
“We are convinced that all of us together, each doing our part, will overcome adversity”, said Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Verónica Macamo, speaking on Wednesday at the CERF High Level Event to mobilize emergency funds for 2024 at UN headquarters in New York.
United Nations figures released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation indicate that since the creation of CERF in 2006, Mozambique has received more than 122 million dollars (113 million euros) for humanitarian activities in the country.
The latest of these grants was awarded by CERF last September in the amount of 6.5 million dollars for humanitarian aid to Mozambique. “Just to illustrate, most recently, Cyclone Freddy alone, which hit Mozambique this year, affected around 1.3 million people, causing around 300 deaths and approximately 800 injuries, in addition to extensive damage to economic and social infrastructure, in a context in which the country is still reeling from the devastating effect of Cyclone Idai, which occurred in 2019”, said the Mozambican minister.
CERF is implementing two other grants in Mozambique for programs to recover from the damage caused by the cyclones that hit the country in the first quarter, one for 9.9 million dollars (9.3 million euros), awarded on April 5, and another for 4.9 million dollars (4.6 million euros), awarded on December 15, 2022, to support displaced people.

 

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