March 21, 2019 / 11:33 AM / 5 months ago

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

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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