Concern aid flight departs for Mozambique today

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Concern, Ireland's largest relief and development agency have (Tuesday, 7 March) announced that a cargo flight will depart today from Ostend Airport in Belgium with over 40 tonnes of aid for Mozambique.
The total value of the aid is approximately =A3160,000. The plane will arrive in Beira, Mozambique on Wednesday, 8 March.

The aircraft will deliver tents, plastic for shelter and basic construction, blankets, water storage tanks and jerry cans for distribution and transportation of drinkable water, water purification equipment, health kits, transport equipment, sanitation equipment, communication equipment and various emergency programme set-up kits.

Also included is a WHO Emergency Health Kit which can cater for 10,000 people for three months,

It has also been announced that the Chief Executive of Concern, David Begg will depart for Mozambique today and will return on Thursday, 9 March next.

Mr Begg is travelling to Mozambique to assess the situation firsthand and to begin preparations for a long-term development plan for Mozambique.