Story number 2 for 22 Mar 2000

By March 22, 2000

Next, just as aid agencies were making headway in feeding hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in southern and central Mozambique, new floods hit a remote northern region this week. Sue Sprinkle is with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. “It’s mad confusion when aid comes in. People fight and there are riots just to receive one simple solo plastic plate (of food) that Americans use on picnics. People are fighting to get clothing because they’ve lost everything that they had in the flood.” Sprinkle says they’re distributing aid to show Christ’s love. She says long term planting programs are needed. “So that the people will not starve. If the waters do not recede soon there will be no planting and Mozambicans will require at least 18 months of aid.”

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