Four killed in attack on Macorococho health centre, Nhamatanda - Mozambique
Picture taken on Sunday March 25 where we cn see people are crossing a flooded road towards Buzi to reach dry zones. (OCHA, Sam Orr)
United States military says President Donald Trump has directed it to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the cyclone that hit Mozambique more than a week ago.
The U.S. Africa Command statement comes three days after Mozambique’s government made a formal request through the international community for aid.
The U.S. statement says AFRICOM provides disaster relief “when it has unique capabilities that can be utilised in the U.S. government’s response.”
It says the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa will lead the U.S. military efforts and that its initial assessment has begun at the scene of the disaster.
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) March 24, 2019
DOD to Provide $6.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Mozambique
The Department of Defense will assist U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide humanitarian assistance to Mozambique in response to the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai
— David Burns (@FD4D) March 24, 2019
Mozambique: Metical drops