Uganda Extends Financial Assistance To Cyclone-Hit Mozambique

KAMPALA, Uganda, Uganda has donated 200,000 U.S. dollars in aid, to help victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

A statement of the ministry of foreign affairs issued here late on Tuesday said, the donation is a fulfilment of President Yoweri Museveni’s pledge, to assist the cyclone-affected people.

The United Nations (UN) appealed to donors for 282 million dollars, for victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, over the next three months.

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, who made the appeal said, the funds would be used to provide people in the region with health, water, sanitation and education, as well as, to restore their livelihood.

About 446 bodies have been recovered so far, and the affected population has risen to 531,466, Mozambican authorities said.

Source: NAM News Network