International Donors Pledge $1.2B Of $3.2B Needed To Help Mozambique Recovery From Cyclones

Devex: Mozambique: Donor pledges for cyclone recovery fall short
“…In an effort to mobilize funds for the longer-term rebuilding of Mozambique, the government held a donor’s pledging conference in Beira over the weekend, aiming to raise $3.2 billion for ‘building back better and disaster risk reduction to ensure future resilience.’ The funding goal was calculated through the post-disaster needs assessment, with reconstruction efforts expected to focus on restoring productivity, social services, and infrastructure in seven provinces, according to the United Nations…” (Jerving, 6/3).

Reuters: Donors pledge $1.2 billion to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones: U.N.
“International donors pledged to contribute $1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, according to the United Nations, less than half the amount the government says is needed…” (6/2).

U.N. News: International partners pledge $1.2 billion to help cyclone-hit Mozambique recover, ‘build back better’
“…The powerful tropical cyclones, which struck Mozambique in quick succession this past March and April respectively, killed hundreds and impacted close to two million. … Sending warm greetings to the conference on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message that he was certain he shared with all a deep sense of distress at the loss of life, the devastation, and the suffering caused by the deadly cyclones…” (6/2).

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