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Russia has delivered 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Mozambique, which has been severely affected by destructive Cyclone Idai, Russian Emergencies ministry said in a statement on Monday.
“Today, the Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered over 30 tonnes of cargo to the city of Beira,” the ministry’s press service announced, adding that the aid included tents, blankets and food. Beira was one of cities, which was largely hit by the disaster.
More than 1,000 people have been reported killed and thousands missing in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after the worst tropical cyclone in decades, dubbed Cyclone Idai, unleashed its wrath on the eastern Indian Ocean coast in March this year.
The speed of the devastating winds reached 105 miles per hour.
The southern African nation was badly damaged by the cyclone and subsequent flooding. The country appealed to the international community for help.
According to the ReliefWeb humanitarian portal, as of April 20, the number of displaced people in Mozambique reached 77,000 people. It also added that the natural disaster left 1.85 million people in need.