Mozambique

Church sponsored relief flights for Mozambique begin tomorrow

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Much-needed relief goods will begin arriving in flood-stricken Mozambique over the weekend. Four cargo aircraft will fly from Denmark with 160 metric tons of plastic sheeting, emergency food, water purification tablets, tents, blankets, small motorboats, kitchen sets and medicines to cover some 20,000 people for three months against a number of common diseases. The airlift is partly sponsored by the international emergency alliance, Action by Churches Together, that includes Lutheran World Relief.
In Mozambique the Lutheran World Federation and the Red Cross will handle distribution. The medicines on board will cover some 20,000 people against common post-disaster illnesses for three months. The flights are also sponsored by the Danish Red Cross and the Danish government.

LWF is carrying out relief work on behalf of ACT in several parts of Mozambique providing food, temporary shelter, water supply and re-settlement of families who've lost their homes (see following story).

LWR is providing emergency funds of $30,000 and recently landed a 50-ton, $475,000 shipment of blankets, quilts and health and school kits in Maputo. Other measures are in process.