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A second Egyptian plane carrying medical aid to cyclone-hit Malawi arrives in Lilongwe

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 May 2019
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Egyptian military plane carrying medical aid arrives in Lilongwe on Saturday 18 May (Photo courtesy of Foreign Ministry)
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A second Egyptian military plane carrying medical aid arrived in Lilongwe on Saturday to support the health sector of the cyclone-hit Malawi, according to a statement by the foreign ministry.

The ministry said that the second shipment comes as a continuation of the Egyptian aid being sent to Malawi to help "relieve the conditions of those affected by the cyclone".

Last Wednsday, Egypt sent the first shipment of humanitarian aid, including food and medical supplies, to the southeastern African country.

Cyclone Idai battered the southern part of Malawi in late March, killing 60 people and displaced around 20,000 others.

Idai killed more than 1,000 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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