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Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

25 March 2019 9:19 AM
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Gift of the Givers continues to rescue desperate people of Mozambique who were clinging to trees after cyclone Idai hit the country.

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers is continuing its rescue mission in Mozambique to help those left stranded after cyclone Idai hit the country last week.

Gift of the Givers founder and chairperson Dr Imtiaaz Soliman says as the water clears they are now able to access previously inaccessible areas.

He says a team of medical practitioners will be arriving in Mozambique on Monday to provide medical assistance to victims.

Read: Mozambique death toll rises to 417 as relief efforts continue

The biggest thing is to rescue some people with a helicopter which we are busy with.

Dr Imtiaaz Soliman, Founder and chairperson - Gift of the Givers

We have rescued 2 100 people from the water thus far and we have more than 4 000 people where we have taken them to safety and they need all kinds of medical help, food, shelter water, and care.

Dr Imtiaaz Soliman, Founder and chairperson - Gift of the Givers

We now have two helicopters at our disposal and they will be used to drop off medical teams today in addition to what we already have there. We are sending out a second helicopter full of medical supplies to be used by medical teams.

Dr Imtiaaz Soliman, Founder and chairperson - Gift of the Givers

Roughly 400 people have so far between reported dead after the cyclone hit Mozambique.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in


25 March 2019 9:19 AM
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