March 21, 2019 / 11:44 AM / 8 months ago

U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told

Rescue workers help affected residents after cyclone damage in Beira, Mozambique March 19, 2019 in this image taken from social media. Picture taken March 19, 2019. IPSS Medical Rescue via

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published on Thursday.

“The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) will be mobilized. A military aircraft is in Maputo. The US Embassy is requesting approval to mobilize military teams to support rescue operations,” the minutes of Wednesday’s meeting showed, citing a USAID representative.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Gareth Jones

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