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When disaster strikes it pays to know who is doing what where (UNICEF)

It's not a matter of 'if' but 'when and where' a flood, cyclone or drought will strike in Mozambique - it is affected more often and severely by natural disasters than almost any other country in Africa.

Mozambique has invested a great deal in disaster management and response so it pays to know who's who when the time comes - so here's a directory of some key players*:

1. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC: Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades)

Beatriz Costa: INGC Focal Point

Tel: +258-84-834-3064

Antonio Bonifacio: Director of Coordination

Tel: +258-21-416-007/8 or +258-82-420-5300

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.ingc.gov.mz

2. National Emergency Operations Centre (CENOE: Centro Nacional Operativo de Emergencia)

Dulce Chilundo: Director CENOE

Tel: +258-82-313-9420

Email: [email protected]

3. Mozambique Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha de Moçambique)

Fernanda Texeira: Secretary-General

Tel: +258-21-497-721 or +258-82-311-6250

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.redcross.org.mz


4. CARE International

Barbara Jackson: Country Director

Tel: +258-82-318-8970

Email: [email protected]

Michelle Carter: Assistant Country Director

Tel: +258-82-965-0930

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.careinternational.org.uk

5. United Nations Resident Coordinators Office

Ndolamb Ngokwey, UN Resident Coordinator

Tel: +258-21-485-158/59

Email: [email protected]

Luis Zaqueu: UN Communication Officer, RCO

Tel: +258-82-308-2470

Email: [email protected]

Angelina Tivane: UN Emergency Coordination Support Officer

Tel: +258-82-302-0860 (Mobile) or +258-21-485165 (Office)

Email: [email protected]

More on disaster in Mozambique

 Climate change adaptation can't wait
 Another drought looming in the south
 "The issue of natural disasters is very worrying" 
 "We keep going round untill everyone knows a cyclone is coming" 
 "We cannot live here because the floods come quickly" 
 WFP to feed Jokwe stricken
 Six dead as category three cyclone hits northern coast
 La Nina triggers record number of cyclones
 The fertile but dangerous floodplains
 Cannot live with the river, cannot live without it
 Flooding river
 Escaping the floods

6. Save the Children – Alliance

Paula Machungo: Second Coordinator for Emergency Response 

Tel: +258-21-498-762

Samuel Maibasse: Programme Manager 

Tel: +258-21-493-140 or +258-82-316-5410

Web: www.savethechildren.net  

7. UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Leila Pakkala: Country Representative

Tel: +258-82-305-1900

Email: [email protected]

Thierry Delvigne-Jean: Communication Officer

Tel: +258-82 3121820

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.unicef.org

8. United Nations Development Programme

Michel Matera: Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programme Manager

Tel: +258-21-481-400 or +258-82-302-1140

Email: [email protected]

Nelson Xavier, Communication Officer.

Tel: +258-82-314-0600 (mobile) or +258-21-481-438 (Office)

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.undp.org.mz

9. National Meteorology Institute (INAM: Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia)

Filipe Lucio: National Director

Tel: +258-1-493193

Emergency Contact Number: +258-82-311-448

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.inam.gov.mz

10 World Food Programme (WFP)

Ken Davies: Representative and Country Director

Tel: +258-21-482-200

Email: [email protected]

Peter Transburg: Public Information Officer –

Tel: +258-21-482-200

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.wfp.org

*This list is by no means exhaustive and is subject to change. For regular updates and an extensive list see the 3W - Who What Where OCHA Mozambique Country Directory


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