Gift of the givers ready to help Mozambique in the midst of a huge hurricane


Disaster Relief Organization Gift of the Givers says it is on high alert and ready to help in Mozambique, where Tropical Ida is expected to land.

"But more important, only if the Mozambican government asks for immediate help," said the organization's founder, Imtiaz Sooliman.

On Thursday News24 reported that a big hurricane will land in Mozambique in the evenings, causing high wind speeds and rain.

The storm was expected to give the country a massive blow. Before the storm, 66 people were killed in the country.

READ: Cyclone wants to hit Mozambique hard tonight, dozens have already been killed

Sooliman said his intervention would involve 70 people, including water rescue officers, rescue technicians, rescue divers, advanced paramedics and physicians.

Twenty-two vehicles (4 × 4), 10 motor boats, 4 jet skis, 14 inflatable, non-motorized 2-man lifeboats, a range of rescue equipment, and access to an 8-seater aircraft were also part of the organization's intervention plan.

"This is the donor's gift, the largest water rescue drug in its 26-year history, and we supported Mozambique in 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2013," added Sooliman.

He said that the organization has already engaged the Mozambican government and disaster management director and is ready to respond to them if needed.

News24 reports Another 45 people died on Wednesday as a result of floods in Malawi.

Tropical Cyclone Idai is gathering strength in the Indian Ocean and is expected to hit the land in the city of Beira in the province of Sofala.

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