Brazil announces donation of 100 thousand euros to support Government of Mozambique
The Brazilian Government announced a donation of 100,000 euros to support the Government of Mozambique in the rescue and emergency reconstruction works, in the context of the passage of Cyclone Idai through the territory of that country.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil stressed that the donation will be made through a “solidarity fund to be created within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and will be added to other forms of support already offered or examination by the Brazilian Government “.
Cyclone Idai’s passage into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi caused at least 762 deaths, according to the most recent official balance sheets.
In Mozambique, the number of confirmed deaths is 447, in Zimbabwe 259 people were killed and in Malawi,center the authorities recorded 56 dead.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it is preparing to address probable outbreaks of cholera and other infectious diseases as well as measles in large areas of Southeast Africa affected by Cyclone Idai, particularly in Mozambique.
The city of Beira, in the cocentreof Mozambique, was one of the worst hit by the cyclone on the night of March 14.
The total number affected by the cyclone in Mozambique is about 800,000.