The people of cyclone-hit Beira in Mozambique are in dire need of aid after a merciless cyclone known as Tropical Cyclone Idai battered the city and left hundreds dead.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent emergency aid to the survivors of the Tropical Cyclone Idai that hit Beira, a large port city in Mozambique, killing hundreds with thousands still missing.
On the King’s instructions, the Royal Armed Forces will deliver 39 tons of aid, including tents, blankets, and foodstuffs, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The King’s move which follows an international call for aid by Mozambican authorities and reflects the strong “solidarity of the Kingdom of Morocco with the people of [Mozambique],” said the ministry.
Cyclone Idai lashed Beira March 14-15 with winds of up to 170 kilometers per hour before moving inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing 557, according to the latest death tolls.
As many as 15,000 people have been reported missing in the wake of the cyclone. Beira, the largest city the cyclone hit, is home to 500,000 residents.
The UN has called Cyclone Idai the most disastrous weather event ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.
A week after the cyclone, cholera broke out in Mozambique. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned also of an increase in malaria.
Morocco’s latest humanitarian aid to Palestine last year following a massacre against Palestinians by Israeli soldiers in May 2018 in the Gaza strip.
FAR transported 1.8 tons of medical supplies and equipment for a Moroccan field hospital in Gaza, which arrived last October.