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2/19/2007

Operation Blessing

Skywatch-Media: Public Service Announcement
Feb 19, 2007
MOZAMBIQUE, Africa - Tens of thousands of people in central Mozambique have been forced to flee to higher ground due to recent flooding from torrential rains.
Mozambique, located in the southern tip of Africa, has a notorious past for severe flooding during the rainy season, however, this year has been particularly bad.
During the last few days, the situation has deteriorated and the National Water Directorate has advised people to move to higher ground. Already more than 60,000 people have evacuated.

The National Disasters Management Office also made an urgent call for more than 3,000 tents to shelter victims in 29 safe areas, now holding about 26,000 people.
Thousands more are still waiting for temporary shelter, said Paulo Zucula, director of National Disasters Management.

How You Can Help
You can take part in helping Mozambique's displaced citizens and other victims of disaster by making an online donation toward OBI's disaster relief programs. With your support, OBI can continue to provide food, medical care and more to thousands of hurting people.
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