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Mozambique has received a total of US$36 million and around 12,000 tonnes of goods to support people in central Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai, it was officially announced on Friday.
According to Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), the government hired an independent company to deal with logistics in order to speed up the distribution of goods to the 1.4 million people affected by the cyclone.
“Everything is being done for goods received to be carefully passed on to the affected populations” and avoid food diversion, the institute’s general director Augusta Maita added at a press conference in the city of Beira.
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique’s central region, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 14 March.
The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 598, according to the INGC, and 1,641 people have been injured.Source: Lusa
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