World Bank donates US$15 million to Mozambique to improve climate information

3 May 2013

The World Bank has approved a US$15 million donation to Mozambique meant to help its government build an economy that can better resist climate changes, the international organisation indicated in a statement released in Washington.

The amount should be also be used to improve the system for transmitting reliable information about hydric events and weather conditions to people throughout Mozambique, particularly those who live in areas affected by adverse climate conditions.

Mozambique ranks third on the list of African countries with risks of extreme hydric events, as it regularly suffers the effects of floods, droughts, storms and cyclones.

More than 60 percent of the population lives in low-altitude coastal areas. Exposure to flooding and cyclones is therefore high and even small changes in sea or river levels can have far-reaching impacts. (macauhub)