Humanitarian Aid

Video: DOD Quickly Joins Mozambique Relief Efforts

April 5, 2019

On March 15, 2019, Cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique. The storm is responsible for over 700 deaths and more than 1,500 injured in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa is helping with assessment teams and humanitarian relief efforts delivering much-needed food and supplies.

Airmen load bags of food onto an airplane
Airman Aid
American airmen load bags of food on a C-130J Hercules aircraft assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, at the airport in Maputo, Mozambique, March 29, 2019. The task force is helping meet requirements identified by U.S. Agency for International Development assessment teams and humanitarian organizations working in the region by providing logistics support and manpower to USAID at the request of Mozambique’s government.
Photo By: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben
VIRIN: 190329-F-PS957-0145
An airman rests on the ramp of an airplane.
Ramp Rest
Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Obena, an aircraft maintainer assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, rests on the ramp of a C-130J Hercules aircraft before a mission departing Maputo International Airport, Mozambique, March 30, 2019, for the Defense Department’s relief effort in the country following Cyclone Idai.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg
VIRIN: 190330-F-IZ285-0141
An aid worker carries a bag of food
Humanitarian Work
An aid worker carries food to be delivered to people displaced by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, March 26, 2019. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa is helping meet requirements identified by U.S. Agency for International Development assessment teams and humanitarian organizations working in the region by providing logistics support and manpower to USAID at the request of Mozambique’s government.
Photo By: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben
VIRIN: 190326-F-PS957-0319
Airmen load food onto and airplane
Supply Handoff
Airmen load bags of food on a C-130J Hercules aircraft assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, at the airport in Maputo, Mozambique, March 29, 2019. The task force is helping meet requirements identified by U.S. Agency for International Development assessment teams and humanitarian organizations working in the region by providing logistics support and manpower to USAID at the request of Mozambique’s government.
Photo By: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben
VIRIN: 190329-F-PS957-0252

Video by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thomas Grimes