O'Donnell announces a further £300,000 for the relief operation in Mozambique
Liz O'Donnell, T.D., Minister of State for Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Overseas Development Assistance, today announced additional emergency funding of £300,000 in response to the continuing relief effort in Mozambique.
"With the flood waters beginning to recede, the situation is now moving from a rescue phase to a relief phase. It is estimated that a quarter of a million people have been left homeless by this disaster. The Irish Government is committed to helping the people of Mozambique recover from the devastation caused by the floods. The grant I have announced today will go towards funding the immediate relief operation and meeting the needs of those left homeless and destitute."
Today's allocation brings to £700,000 the emergency funding provided by Ireland Aid. This is in addition to the funds reallocated from the Ireland Aid's development programme and brings total Irish Government funding in response to this disaster to £2.35 million
" Our Embassy in Maputo is continuing to monitor the situation and advise us on the best use of Ireland Aid funds."