Mozambique praises urgent and strategic humanitarian aid of Morocco

Children carry drinking water over debris created by Cyclone Idai at Peacock Growth Point in Chimanimani, on the border with Mozambique, Zimbabwe March 22, 2019. Photo : REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Emergency humanitarian aid, sent by Morocco to cyclone-hit Mozambique, arrived on Sunday in the eastern city of Beira, the Moroccan official MAP news agency reported.

The cyclone hit southern Africa, causing hundreds of deaths in Mozambique as well as neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi.

The 39-ton humanitarian aid package, including tents, blankets and basic foodstuffs, was delivered to Mozambique by four Moroccan Royal Armed Forces aircraft, the report said, adding that it was handed over to the Mozambican authorities.

The Mozambican Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Higino De Marrule expressed his gratitude to Morocco.

He also noted that the situation after this natural disaster is now improving thanks to Mozambique’s friends.

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