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Lisbon’s city council is sending on Thursday 25 tonnes of food, health-related products and water to aid those affected by Cyclone Idai in central Mozambique.
The donations, which were handed over to Lisbon’s fire department, are being sent in partnership with the Union for the Portuguese Speaking City Capitals and Mozambique’s embassy in Lisbon, a city council source told Lusa.
Among items donated there are 18,850 tuna cans, 5,618 cans of sausages, 5,968 cans of beans, 6,480 packages of rice, 2,453 packages of spaghetti, 485 packs of biscuits, 3,141 health-related products for babies and 450 5-litre water bottles.
The Lisbon city council also gave €150,000 in aid to Mozambique and sent support teams.
Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 14 March.
In Mozambique, it claimed 602 lives and left 1,641 injured, with more than 1.5 million people affected, according to the latest official tally.
Mozambique’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced the seventh death from cholera since Idai swept through the region.
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