Mozambique: No reason for panic, says police commander
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Italy promptly responded to the emergency caused by cyclone Idai. A humanitarian cargo financed by the Italian Cooperation took off on Monday from the United Nations Emergency Humanitarian Base (UNHRD) in Brindisi, Italy, and it is flying to the city of Beira, where it was landing on Tuesday. The aircraft is carrying humanitarian aid, including water purifiers, electricity generators as well as tents to set up emergency shelters that will be managed in partnership with the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
In addition to this, the Italian Government through the Italian Civil Protection, in the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, is sending an aircraft carrying a field hospital from Italy to the province of Sofala, with 40 tons of equipment and 60 doctors, nurses and technical staff.
Italy has also announced a financial contribution in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is already operational in the provision of first aid services (sheltering, sanitation, hygiene).
The network of Italian NGOs in Mozambique, composed of almost 30 organisations, mobilised immediately to provide humanitarian relief and health assistance.
A #humanitarian cargo of the ?? #ItalianCooperation directed to #Beira left yesterday @unhrd base in Brindisi with blankets, jerry cans, tents and generators for people affected by #idai in #Mozambique@ItalyinMoz @aicsmaputo @IOM_Mozambique @ItalyMFA pic.twitter.com/XZFfDu7iL7
— Cooperazione Italiana (@cooperazione_it) March 25, 2019
Emergenza #Mozambico: è partito da Pisa il volo con a bordo i primi medici a supporto della popolazione colpita dal ciclone Idai. Intanto proseguono le operazioni di carico del PMA che partirà domani da Verona.
Guarda la gallery ?https://t.co/dG7GJ5gARk#protezionecivile pic.twitter.com/zqPrCAyImi
— Dipartimento Protezione Civile (@DPCgov) March 24, 2019
Source: Agência Italiana de Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento (AICS) / Ambasciata d'Italia - Maputo
— marco sassi (@marco_sassi) March 26, 2019
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