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Mozambique’s President Nyusi announced in Beira on Thursday that the search and rescue phase of responses to Tropical Cyclone Idai in the centre of the country was at an end.
“After 15 days of intense search activity, national and international teams had completed their task, rescuing all those stranded on the roofs of houses, in trees, or isolated on the many small islands formed by the flooding. We can announce that we have concluded a critical stage that consisted of the search and rescue operation. The teams on the ground remain vigilant and ready to intervene whenever the situation demands,” the president said.
Filipe Nyusi said his government was looking for an international partner to ensure the proper management of donations to assist cyclone victims with the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) and announced several measures for affected districts while the preparation of a post-emergency reconstruction plan was taking place.
Among these is the vaccination of 800,000 people against cholera, the suspension of health system fees, access to free medication and the reprinting and free distribution of school textbooks and student notebooks.Source: Rádio Moçambique