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Mozambique: Italian Aid For Flood Victims Arrives

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Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - An aircraft carrying an Italian package of aid for the victims of flooding in southern and central Mozambique arrived in Maputo Thursday, a source in the Italian embassy said.
The consignment consists of about 23 tonnes of assorted articles, with an estimated value of 200,000 US dollars, sent in response to last week's emergency appeal by the Mozambican government.

The package includes 65 tents, to be used to accommodate people who have been displaced by the floods, three power generators to provide electricity in accommodation centres, six electric pumps, five motor boats to be used in rescue operations in the river valleys, two kits of health equipment, four tonnes of biscuits, and other material such as tarpaulins and nylon ropes.

Meanwhile, the Spanish government, through its International Co-operation Agency, has promised to grant further material aid for the flood victims.

A press release from Spanish embassy Thursday said the aid consists of kitchen kits, tents, 15-litre water containers, first aid kits, medicines, blankets, and soap.

It added that "at the appropriate moment we will inform the (Mozambican foreign) ministry and the National Disasters Management Institute of the exact quantities of each item, as well as the flight and the date of the arrival of the consignment."

The total value of the aid is estimated at 200,000 dollars, including transport. This is in addition to about 60,000 dollars which has already been granted, and is being managed by the embassy's co-operation office.

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