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Egypt sends military plane carrying humanitarian aid to Malawi: Ministry

As well as Malawi, Egypt is sending aid to Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the wake of Cyclone Idai that battered the three countries in March

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 May 2019
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Egypt sent a military plane carrying humanitarian aid to cyclone-hit Malawi which landed in the capital Lilongwe Wednesday, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Cyclone Idai battered the southern part of Malawi in late March, killing 60 people and displacing around 20,000 others. Idai killed more than 1,000 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Egypt's assistance, which includes food and medical supplies, is part of a decision announced by the ministry earlier this month to send emergency aid to the three southern African countries.

Another plane carrying medical supplies will be sent to Malawi Saturday, to help "relieve the conditions of those affected by the cyclone," the ministry added.

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