The following is a report on the arrival of emergency supplies in the Republic of Botswana. The supplies were approved for shipment on February 29 (Tue).
1. Arrival of the Supplies in Botswana
The supplies arrived in Botswana according to following schedule:
March 1: departed London 8:25 p.m.
March 2: arrived in Johannesburg 9:05 a.m.
March 3: departed Johannesburg 10:00 a.m.
arrived in Gaborone--11:00 a.m.
The following is a report on emergency flood relief (provision of supplies) to the Republic of Botswana as authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 5:15 p.m., February 29 (Tue), after consultations with the Ministry of Finance.
1. Emergency Situation
Continuous torrential rains falling in southeast Africa since December were compounded by the formation of a sub-tropical cyclone in the Mozambique Channel. This cyclone struck Botswana during the second week of February, resulting in the heaviest rains seen in the country in 30 years.