South Africa prepares for increased release of water to Mozambique
India has sent another Indian Navy ship INS MAGAR as part of its operation “Sahayata 2019” to help the people of Mozambique who are reeling under the impact of cyclone IDAI, the category 4 cyclone to hit southern Africa on March 15.
The ship contains medicines, dry provisions, ready-to-eat meals, daily essentials and clothing items and would cater to approximately 1000 persons for seven days.
“This would cater for approximately 1,000 persons for seven days. In addition, 500 kg of epidemic-related medicines and 400 tonnes of rice has also been loaded on the ship,” a press statement issued on Saturday from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) read.
In the aftermath of the cyclone, New Delhi had sent three Indian naval ships to the country – INS Sujata, ICGS Sarathi and INS Shardul which are currently undertaking Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief operations in coordination with local authorities and Indian High Commission.
The three Indian Navy ships so far have been able to rescue 192 people and provide medical assistance to 1381 persons in medical camps.
Meanwhile, Indian helicopters are helping in the evacuation of people by facilitating aerial survey and are also dropping of food & water packets in areas inaccessible to reach on foot.
The Indian Navy was the first responder in the evolving humanitarian crises in the aftermath of Cyclone IDAI. Assistance is also being sent to neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi which were hit by the cyclone
Source: Zee News
Chlorine, tents, electricity kits and antibiotics – these are just some of the items in the massive emergency shipments @MSF is sending to Beira, #Mozambique on Sunday night.
These supplies will equip our teams providing care to those affected by #CycloneIdai and related floods. pic.twitter.com/k6uK5pVYFY
— MSF INDIA (@MSF_Ind) March 24, 2019