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Mozambique And Angola

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report all projects recently undertaken or currently being planned to assist victims of conflict in Mozambique and Angola.

The table lists approved grants. A number of further proposals are currently under consideration.


In 1989–90 the allocations listed in the table were made under our emergency allocation for Mozambique. In addition we provided 19,000 MT of emergency food aid. For 1990–91 we have pledged £3·5 million plus 10,000 MT of food aid in response to the Mozambique emergency appeal.


Provisional planning in Niassa30,000
Action Aid
Airlift of relief food supplies for Maganja106,895
Appraisal of district health services by a Health Consultant5,893
Distribution of clothing to displaced people in Maganja da Costa and Pebane, Zambesia300,000
Light ferry for Naburi4,200


Purchase and distribution of blankets, Maganja da Costa and Pebane70,000
9 tonnes of seeds for Maganja and Naburi22,000
390 tonnes of Red Beans163,293
Emergency spares for Xai-Xai Bridge30,168
Assistance to emergency programme. Spare parts for Landrovers. Transit centre for displaced people100,000
Food aid for Maputo22,785
Rehabilitation of Pemba Hospital18,610
Provision of 15 trucks plus associated protection and spares510,000
Christian Aid
Local purchase of clothes for distribution to dislocados in Zambezia105,000
Rehabilitation of Namorroi District, Zambezia100,000
Seeds and tools for Zambezia117,230
Clothing programme for dislocados, Nampula29,072
Improvement of living conditions in 2 reception centres, Nampula. Provision of clean water, Nampula51,601
Seeds and tools, Memba110,000
Co-operation for Development
Support for small farmers and co-operatives, Zonas Verdas, Maputo100,000
Seeds and tools programme100,000
Seeds and tools programme300,000
Provision of clothing in Zambezia500,000
Seeds and tools in Niassa and Zambezia50,000
Save the Children
Zambezia bridges600,000
Paravet training in Vilankula District (Rehab)70,000
World Vision
Agpak Project (agricultural rehabilitation)100,000

In addition we have contributed £3 million since January 1989 to the United Nations High Commissioner and £200,000 through NGOs for the relief of Mozambican refugees in neighbouring countries.


Since the beginning of 1989, the allocations from emergency funds for Angola have been as follows:


Clothing and blankets100,000
Seeds and distribution costs610,000
Clothing, blankets, tools70,000
Tarpaulins/prefabricated warehousing34,000
War on Want
Cholera treatment materials10,000
World Food Programme


Prefabricated warehousing for food aid storage140,000

We continue to monitor the situation closely and are considering what further assistance we might provide in response to the United Nations Secretary-General's appeal of 10 May.