Flood Update

We landed the helicopter during late dusk tonight, as the city of Maputo was already lighting up.What Mickey and I saw today, is only very slowly sinking in as actual reality. The Limpopo flooding is as bad if not worse than the 2000 floods. Places we used to land in back then, are now under water. […]

January 31st, 2013|Natural Disasters|

125 mm’s of blessings!

It’s flooding everywhere it seems.  The pictures and sad stories from Australia were heart touching.  More flooding in Sri Lanka, South Africa and even Mozambique adds to the agony.  Climate change?  Who knows ….. the truth is rainfall patterns are changing.  Mozambique usually gets a lot of rain during November through April (about 1 200mm […]

January 16th, 2011|Natural Disasters|

Update on hunger – food distribution!

With most of our appreciated visitors who helped us to distribute food in Northern Mozambique gone ……….. a report to update you all on how the operation went down.Photo: The Zambezi river showing some of its might.Photo: Offloading some of the bags of maize to help starving pastors. Some of the trips […]

March 26th, 2010|Natural Disasters|

Assessing the food crisis on the Zambezi

Photo: Taking off in bad weather!Have you ever been hungry …… really hungry? And then …… can you remember the feeling …. shaky, loss of power, miserable …. things get blurry and then you rush of to the nearest McDonald’s. Well here ….. people go to bed with that feeling – without […]

March 13th, 2010|Natural Disasters|

“It can end in a whimper, instead of a bang!”

I have been thinking lately (ok just lately) about life’s ultimate question. If there was one ultimate question in life ….. what would it be? Because of my background obviously many would reply that the most important question a person can ask is: “Does God really exist?” And you would have missed completely. About […]

February 16th, 2009|Natural Disasters|

Extreme hunger calls for extreme solutions!

Photo: The truck with our maize meal just arrived with scarse food. As I speak it has been reported that more than 350 000 people in central and northern Mozambique has a serious starvation problem they are facing. Central and southern regions have had less than half their normal rainfall since […]

January 29th, 2009|Natural Disasters|

Floods kill 25 Mozambiqueans

MAPUTO, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Torrential rains have killed 25 people in central Mozambique in the last two weeks and flooding could devastate the region by March, authorities said on Monday.The victims, mostly children, drowned while trying to swim through raging waters, said Belarmino Chivambo, spokesman of Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management.”We expect the […]

January 15th, 2009|Natural Disasters|

Mozambique in food crisis warning!

Thousands have been made homeless by recent flooding. The UN has warned it is running out of funds to help the 350,000 people in Mozambique in need of food aid. The World Food Programme (WFP) told the BBC that seven of the country’s 11 provinces face an acute problem because of poor harvests. Central and […]

January 15th, 2009|Natural Disasters|