U.N. SG Guterres Calls For International Community To Fully Fund Recovery, Resilience Efforts In Cyclone-Hit Mozambique

Reuters: United Nations chief calls for more support for cyclone-hit Mozambique
“U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to provide more aid to Mozambique, where two cyclones spurred by climate change killed hundreds and wrought widespread destruction earlier this year. Speaking to reporters after meeting Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi in the capital Maputo, Guterres said the cyclones were a consequence of climate change — a phenomenon Mozambique is on the frontline of but does not contribute to. ‘This gives (the country) the right to demand strong solidarity and strong support from the international community,’ he said, noting that appeals for post-cyclone aid have gone underfunded…” (Mucari/Rumney, 7/11).

U.N. News: In Mozambique, it’s ‘a matter of the heart’ says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation’s ‘undeniable moral authority’
“…Less than half of the $3.2 billion requested by the government at a recent pledging conference in Mozambique had been pledged, and a U.N. appeal for $280 million in aid was also ‘far from being fully funded.’ ‘More aid and more support will be needed from the international community in Mozambique to respond effectively,’ said the U.N. chief. ‘And not just more support, but the swift implementation of that promised support. That is another crucial issue, regarding the solidarity of the international community. We must not only support, but support on time’…” (7/11).

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