The Chinese Embassy and Chinese community in Zimbabwe donated food, purified water and equipment worth 200,000 United States dollars to help the victims of Cyclone Idai in the country.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on Wednesday morning Chinese ambassador Guo Shaochun said the donations will be sent to the disaster-stricken areas and reach the people in need as soon as possible. Guo said the SinoZim wildlife foundation, an organization created by Chinese people and working on protecting wild animals in Zimbabwe, also sent three badly-needed charge boats to the affected areas to rescue the people who are still trapped. He said the Chinese government will provide more assistance through official channels, including donating funds and 10,165 tons of rice and drilling another 500 boreholes for Zimbabwe this year.
Martin Rushwaya, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, said the Zimbabwean government is so grateful for the donation from China.