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Zambia comes to the aid of Malawi

Zambia comes to the aid of Malawi

FOLLOWING the effects of the tropical storm Cyclone Freddy in Malawi, the Zambian government has sent a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) plane carrying humanitarian aid to that country.

The plane landed in Lilongwe to deliver the first consignment of supplies meant to assist Malawi as it grapples with the effects of the tropical storm.

Reuters reports that at least 53 people have died in Mozambique and 326 in Malawi since the weekend, according to government figures.

According to Reuters, the storm had already killed about 27 people in Madagascar and Mozambique, before it lashed Mozambique a second time.

During the last count, Malawi government officials disclosed that over 700 people were injured and thousands displaced.

Defence minister Ambrose Lufuma said, through a Facebook post, that Zambia is providing assorted items mobilised by the country’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to the sister country.

“Items include 300 tents, 300 blankets, 300 mosquito nets, 1,000 dignity kits, 100 Mts of Maize, 50x50kg Bags of Beans, 1,000 kitchen sets, 1,000 salt dozens and 1,000 Chlorine,” Lufuma disclosed.

He further said a total of 100 metric tons of maize is in transit from Chipata, Eastern Province to Lilongwe.

Kalemba March 17, 2023

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