US Soldiers End Humanitarian Mission In Sofala

Report
from Pan African News Agency
Published on 28 Mar 2000
BEIRA, Mozambique (PANA) - The 116 United States soldiers, who were stationed at the central Mozambican port city of Beira, are scheduled to leave the country Tuesday after completing their humanitarian mission in Sofala province.
Some of the soldiers left Beira Sunday for the South African city of Nelspruit, where they had established a base for the launching of humanitarian missions in Mozambique and other parts of Southern Africa, hit by severe floods since February.

Chuck Roberts, a member of the mission, told the Mozambican news agency that during their stay in Sofala, the soldiers operated hundreds of flights to rescue people who were isolated by the floods.

They also distributed food, medicines and other health-related material to the needy.

Roberts said that they distributed more than 1,000 tonnes of foodstuffs and household utensils and medicines in the districts of Buzi, Machanga, and Chibabava, using three helicopters and five Hercules C-130 cargo planes.

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