Wings of Help/Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen organizes medical assistance for 7,000 people in the cyclone areas of Beira and Pemba
Trucks carrying 12 tonnes of medicines for about 7,000 people have just arrived from South Africa in the cyclone-hit Beira and Pemba areas of eastern and northern Mozambique. Medical assistance is specifically intended to curb the burgeoning cholera risk. Water purification tablets for the extraction of around two million litres of drinking water are also part of this relief effort, which was launched by the German humanitarian organisation Wings of Help/Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen (Frankfurt) and launched by a team from Frankfurt Mozambican crisis area. On the ground, aid is brought to the affected people by the Mozambican Red Cross. Mozambique Red Cross Secretary General Alfredo Libombo F. Thomas: “We are deeply grateful for this immediate, targeted assistance, which is becoming part of children in particular. It impressively demonstrates the great, immediate readiness for assistance that Mozambique receives, especially from Germany, at this difficult time. ”
Frank Franke, Managing Director of Wings of Help/Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen: “Within a few weeks, we are now bringing medical supplies to Mozambique for the second time and are finding that the situation has deteriorated again after the second cyclone,” Kenneth. ” This time we organised the aid transport from the base in South Africa 1,500 kilometres away. In this context, we would particularly like to thank our partners for the smooth, highly efficient cooperation. ”
The campaign was supported by B. Braun Medical (Pty) Ltd, Gebr. Heinemann, Pharmacist Helfen e.V., Human Help Network e.V., the Hilton Foundation and many private donors.
Situation in Mozambique remains critical
The location in vast coastal parts of Mozambique remains critical: After Cyclone “Idai” in May, the ensuing storm “Kenneth” wreaked additional, strong devastation: In the Beira and Pemba regions, around 45,000 homes are completely or partially destroyed, 45 people Died. 19 health centres have been razed to the ground. According to the United Nations (UN), 40,000 children cannot be taught because their schools are destroyed. 55,000 hectares of farmland are awash with the consequence of major food shortages. Fishing is severely affected, with 10,000 fishermen having lost their boats and nets, according to the UN. A total of 128,000 people are supported with food. At the same time, the government of Mozambique is making great efforts to relocate nearly 70,000 people, as its habitat is permanently exposed to natural disasters.