• On 27th February Reliefweb reported UNICEF report stating the following issues on the situation in Mozambique:
1. Around 80,000 children in the southern African country of Mozambique have now been displaced by flooding after Friday’s cyclone added to the misery of almost a month of floods that destroyed the homes of at least 160,000 people, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, adding that the next week will be critical in avoiding outbreaks of disease.
2. Current priorities for the Government, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are to ensure water facilities are clean and serviceable, temporary health structures are functioning, children are back in school, and drugs and health equipment are delivered to all affected areas.
• On 27th February Xinhua reported that Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has visited the southern town of Vilankulu to see the damage wreaked by cyclone Favio which rampaged through this tourist resort on 22nd.