Oxfam Canada is contributing $45,000 in emergency donations for relief in the region of Mozambique most severely damaged by recent floods. Thanks to members of the United Steelworkers in Canada for their generous $20,000 donation. The support will go to Oxfam programs designed to help farmers plant crops and to minimize the risk of cholera and other water born diseases in the Gaza province.
Oxfam’s global fundraising target is $1.4 million to help more than 29,700 people in nine of the most flood-affected communities by providing seeds, tools and other agricultural assistance and access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion for six months. Due to high rates of gender inequality and HIV/AIDS in the target area, these issues will also be priorities.