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A Royal Air Force A400M delivers humanitarian aid to Mozambique

(B2) A Royal Air Force A400M brought about 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Mozambique for people affected by Cyclone Idai

(credit: Royal Air Force)

Another plane chartered by the United Kingdom shuttles between Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and Beira, a city in the region most affected by the cyclone.

At least 17.400 houses were completely destroyed by the cyclone and the floods that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. According to the UN, 350.000 people are threatened by rising waters in urban and rural areas.

Many villages and landmarks were submerged by the floodwaters, blocking all ground rescue missions and making the delivery of aid by air even more necessary.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).