Chang not returning to Maputo soon - By Joseph Hanlon
Photos: Nações Unidas Moçambique / Facebook
A flight of humanitarian supplies from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Dubai arrived in Beira yesterday with 22 tons of high-energy, nutritious biscuits to assist more than 22,000 people in the region over the next three days. Four tons have already been dispatched this morning to isolated areas in Nhamatanda.
The World Food Program (WFP) supports the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) in assisting affected people and in the logistics of responding to Cyclone Idai, including hiring an MI-8 transport helicopter to fly to remote locations inaccessible by road. The WFP also funded 30 boat and crew mobilised to transport food during the response.
In the coming days, approximately 100,000 people will be assisted with 800 tons of food pre-positioned in Nacala, with 75,000 tons dispatched on March 16 to support 9,500 people living in accommodation centres in Zambezia province.
— WFP Mozambique (@wfp_mozambique) March 18, 2019
On Saturday 16 March, WFP Aviation airlifted 2,000 boxes? of high-energy biscuits from Kenya to Beira, #Mozambique as food assistance to those affected by tropical #CycloneIdai.@WFPLogistics @WFP_Africa pic.twitter.com/sbge7bODON
— World Food Programme (@WFP) March 18, 2019
Source: Nações Unidas Moçambique