Subject: Mozambique Emergency Appeal

Disaster Bulletin No. 717 APPEAL
by J. Richard Butler, Church World Service
Eklhart, Indiana, United States
October 9, 1987
Publisher: Church World Service
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: CURRENT SITUATION • BACKGROUND • INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE • WORLD ECUMENICAL ACTION/RESPONSE • CHURCH WORLD SERVICE ACTION/RESPONSE • APPEAL • The mailing reports the 4.6 million people in Mozambique who are at risk of starvation, out of a total population of 14 million. Also, 550,000 Mozambicans have fled to neighboring countries, putting a heavy burden on these counties, where late or deficient rainfall has made food harvests unreliable. For many years, Mozambique’s agricultural production and social services have steadily decline due to a series of natural and man-made disasters. The mailing says the World Council of Churches Commission on Interchurch Aid, Refugees and World Service (WCC/CICARWS), has appealed for $6.5 million for humanitarian relief. The mailing discusses United Nations agencies, the Christian Council of Mozambique, the Christian Service Committee of Malawi, Christian Care of Zimbabwe, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), and Greg Smith.
Used by permission of Church World Service.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections