Direct Relief International: Floods in Mozambique

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Direct Relief International is now preparing its first shipment of aid for victims of the floods in Mozambique. A team of four Portuguese-speaking physicians has been flown into Mozambique by long-time Direct Relief partner agency American Jewish World Service, and Direct Relief will be providing them with pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies.
Because of the emergency nature of the situation, Direct Relief will be purchasing most of the medications in Europe and flying them directly into Mozambique. Direct Relief is now in urgent need of donations to help cover the purchase and air freight costs of these medical supplies for Mozambique. From Direct Relief=D5s past experience with flood disasters in Venezuela, India, Mexico and elsewhere, it is expected that antibiotics to treat or prevent diseases such as cholera, dysentery and malaria are likely to be among the most-needed items.