A RAF A400M Atlas aircraft, seen here at Beira International Airport in Mozambique today (26/03/2029), where RAF personnel and charity workers worked together to offload the aircraft quickly and effectively. An RAF aircraft has delivered 20 tonnes of lifesaving UK aid supplies to those affected by the devastating cyclone that struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
The A400M Atlas aircraft and a crew of 10 RAF personnel have delivered vital equipment including water filters, solar lanterns, blankets and shelter kits from the Department for International Development (DFID) for survivors of cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The Government of Mozambique has declared a national emergency in the aftermath of the cyclone and the UK aid on board the aircraft will help towards providing essential support for the 37,500 people in need of urgent shelter.
A DFID flight containing over 7,500 emergency shelter kits and family tents arrived in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital on Wednesday last week. Another UK aid flight has delivered forklift trucks and other cargo handling equipment. This will speed up the time it takes to unload aid from planes, ensuring it reaches the survivors of the cyclone more quickly. DFID experts are already on the ground coordinating the response.
Special thanks to: Cpl Tim Laurence RAF for the latest images.
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