Mozambique To Send 40,000 Litres Of Fuel To Aid Malawi Relief Effort

By Jorge Joaquim

 The Mozambican government will deliver 40,000 litres of fuel to Malawi in order to boost the rescue operations of people still missing, following cyclone Freddy.

The official delivery of the fuel will be made by the High Commissioner of Mozambique in Malawi, Elias Zimba.

The passage of the Tropical Cyclone FREDDY and its remnants on 11-15 March, affected southern Malawi and central-northern Mozambique (in particular Tete and Zambezia Provinces), causing severe floods and landslides that have resulted in an increased number of casualties and widespread damage.

In Malawi, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs of Malawi (DoDMA) reports, as of 21 March, 507 fatalities, 437 people currently still missing, 1,332 injured people and 553,614 displaced people (a number of these across 543 accomodation centres) throughout the Southern Region.

In Mozambique, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD) reports 165 fatalities, 511 injured people, approximately 163,456 displaced people (a number of these across 213 accomodation centres) and a total of nearly 886,487 affected people across Zambezia, Tete, Niassa, Manica and Sofala Provinces, mainly due to the second landfall of FREDDY occurred on 11 March.




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