We got the go-ahead by the united nations, yesterday evening, said Patrik Jansson, responsible for the MSB's humanitarian efforts.
the Swedish civil contingencies Agency go on a Wednesday night down to Maputo in Mozambique, and then continue to the hard-hit city of Beira, which almost completely destroyed in the storm.
the Storm Idai is one of the worst ever in the southern hemisphere according to the UN, and the death toll is feared to rise substantially. President Filipe Nyusi has previously mentioned that it could be a thousand deaths – just in Mozambique. The information is sketchy, then some of the affected areas isolated total when the internet and the telephone networks have been knocked out at the same time that the roads and airports destroyed in the storm.
According to Save the children is the 260,000 children in Mozambique affected, and 400,000 people in the country have been left homeless, according to the Red cross.
– We already have more than 200 dead and close to 350,000 in at-risk, " said Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday.the Road between Beira and Chimoio in central Mozambique has plummeted. Photo: ADRIEN BARBIER
that the MSB will send the help. One of the members to work together with a dozen or so other aid workers in the UN needs - and koordineringsteam. Three sent down to support the team with it solutions in order to be able to work in an area without electricity or telephone networks.
"They will be entering in the areas where it seems that all the infrastructure is knocked out," says Patrik Jansson.
The fifth person to look at if there is a need to build up a camp where the workers can eat and shower and so on. There is such a need can more staff be sent from the MSB to build it up.
During the day, is expected to MSB to get answers on if the EU is to have support from the authority in their efforts.
"Our great resource is to support with expertise such as water supply, sanitation, it, and temporary accommodation," says Patrik Jansson.the City of Beira has been completely destroyed. More than 300 people have been killed after the storm Idai pulled over Mozambique. Photo: UN/AFP
hard-hit by the cyclone. The zimbabwean government says that around a hundred people have died in the country, and that hundreds are still missing.
In the neighboring country of Malawi has a million people affected by the storm, and 80 000 were forced to leave their home.
Mozambique, announced on Wednesday a three-day landsorg as a result of the disaster.
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