Portuguese Red Cross plane already landed in Mozambique – The Economic Journal

Portuguese Red Cross plane already landed in Mozambique - The Economic Journal


The Portuguese Red Cross has already landed in Mozambique. The plane chartered by the instuition has already landed in the city of Beira loaded with humanitarian aid, advances to RTP this Monday, March 25.

The Euro Atlantic Boeing 767 left the Figo Maduro military airport in Lisbon at 11:45 pm on Sunday with 20 doctors, nurses and psychologists from the Portuguese Red Cross and Médicos do Mundo.

Onboard were 35 tons of humanitarian aid, including a field hospital with seven modules and generators, plus 15 tons of medicines and also, at the ambassador's request, 500 kilos of fiber optics for communications, according to the Red Cross. This operation counted on a total of 50 volunteers of diverse organizations.

At dawn this Monday landed in Lisbon the seven Portuguese repatriated from Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai, which caused 447 deaths, with a total of 794,000 people affected by Cyclone Idai.

According to the Portuguese Government there are no Portuguese citizens among the 447 victims after the cyclone Idai. "The good news is that we still have no Portuguese registered among the victims, which, unfortunately, as you know, are hundreds, officially registered and confirmed," said Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva at Figo Maduro airport at dawn of Monday before the arrival of the Portuguese returnees.

"We did not die because it did not work. We were left with nothing. " Seven Portuguese repatriated from Mozambique already landed in Lisbon



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