Read a short report of ongoing events relating to the floods – March 2019 newsletter from the Diocese of Niassa
With grateful thanks for the support of all donors, seeds are now being distributed to reestablish crops and aid recovery following the recent cyclones. See below some photos received on 10 May 2019 from Bishop Vincente in Mozambique.
In the Diocese of Niassa, local resources have been mobilised and sent to affected communities. Across the region, over 715,000 hectares of crop fields have been flooded. April and May provides a short growing season, and getting crops into the ground now is critical if there is to be a harvest later this year. While the diocese (and others in the region) recognise the need for immediate relief (and they have been first-line responders), they also appreciate that a unique role for the Church lies in longer-term recovery and in building disaster resilience. Anglican Missions continues to keep in close contact with Bishop Vicente and with the Anglican Alliance to ensure a joined-up collaborative Anglican response.
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