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Mozambique: Floods

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development by what means his Department monitors the effectiveness of its contribution to the government of Mozambique resettlement fund for relocation of those at risk from flooding. (211799)

Two advisers from the Department for International Developmentā€™s office in Mozambique visited the disaster area in June to monitor the effectiveness of its contribution to the government of Mozambique Resettlement Fund for relocation of those at risk from flooding. DFID officials assessed the capacity of the government's disaster response unit in Caia, met with communities affected by floods on both sides of the Zambezi river, inspected infrastructure under construction, e.g. access to roads, railway and bridges, evaluated water management, irrigation and agricultural investment and discussed progress with NGOs working in the region .