Around 60 personnel have returned to Portugal, who, during the last ten days, have been part of Joint Operational Force mission in Mozambique, coordinated by the National Authority of Emergency and Civil Protection. These personnel, from a total of 93 that were part of the mission, were engaged in operations of transportation of goods, water purification, clearing of roads in Beira and evaluation and aerial reconnaissance of the critical zones through drones.

This mission comprised personnel from the Special Fire Department, the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority, the National Guard and the National Guard, the fire brigade of the Santarém district, the National Emergency Medical Institute and the EDP Company.

In Mozambique there will still be 28 elements from INEM (Campaign Hospital), one ANEPC commander, four GIPS / GNR soldiers (two to operate with drones and two to provide training at Búzi to operate the water treatment plant , which was donated by the Portuguese government to Mozambique) and three elements for support in logistics operations.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, mentioned the excellent work carried out in coordination with the Mozambican authorities on their arrival of the operatives at the Lisbon military airport.

Eduardo Cabrita said that “the rescue phase is complete”, and that the “humanitarian and public health area” is now a priority, and that in Mozambique there are some elements to coordinate with the local authorities.

The minister also highlighted the commitment of an INEM field hospital, where two deliveries have already taken place, adding that this is proof that “Mozambique is reborn. There are new