Southern Africa Floods; Tropical Storm Ivan threatens more damage for millions affected

    OTTAWA, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - Canadian aid agencies are urging Canadians to
help prevent a humanitarian disaster. The situation for flood survivors across
Mozambique is expected to worsen as Tropical Storm Ivan makes landfall today
and brings more rain to this already vulnerable region.
    The HUMANITARIAN COALITION, comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada,
Oxfam-Québec and Save the Children Canada, are working together to address the
needs of the thousands of people already displaced by the floods.
    According to official figures currently over 100,000 people living in
resettlement centers, but this is likely to increase significantly if flood
waters rise due to Tropical Storm Ivan. There continues to be an urgent need
for food, shelter, safe water and to ensure hygienic conditions in the
resettlement centers.

    -   To donate: Phone: 1-800-464-9154,
        Mail: THE HUMANITARIAN COALITION, P.O. Box 1221, Station K,
        Toronto, ON, M4P 3E4.

    -   Spokespeople are available for interviews.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Andrea Lanthier-Seymour, Media
Relations, The Humanitarian Coalition, Tel: (613) 228-5678, Cell: (613)

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