Tanzania has extended humanitarian assistance in form of USD 1 Million, food and medical consignments to the people of Malawi following the recent Cyclone Freddy Disaster.
Dar-es-salaam has also dispatched two large military helicopters to further provide more support to the affected Malawians in the country’s Southern Region precincts.
According to the official Note Number 19/2023, which was relayed from the Tanzanian High Commissioner in Malawi to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two military heavy choppers from Dar are being sent there to support rescue exercise.
The Military Helicopters will also be supported by a total of 100 service men and women to reinforce the rescue operations and related humanitarian services.
The military team from Tanzania to Malawi consists of engineers, drivers, medical personnel, logistical personnel and air assets operators.
On the other hand the supplies for humanitarian assistance from Tanzania to the affected people of Malawi include mattresses, tents, blankets, clothing, medication and about 100 metric tons of maize flour for food.
These will be transported by road from Dar-es-salaam to Blantyre. Malawi borders Tanzania in the southern direction.
The two countries share Lake Nyasa waters.
The letter from the Tanzania envoy to Malawi also conveys heartfelt condolences from President SamiaSuluhu Hassan and the People of Tanzania to Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the Malawian Head of State as well as the People of Malawi for the untimely disaster.
The horrid cyclone has caused loss of life, destruction of properties and public infrastructures.
Cyclone Freddy resulted in heavy rains and gushing winds that took the Southern African country by surprise.
Nearly 200 people have so far been killed following the heavy Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which had ripped through southern Malawi and parts of Mozambique.
Many properties, infrastructures, farms and residential buildings were destroyed, some being totally submerged under water.
Families and other survivors continue to look for loved ones, feared lost in badly hit areas.