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COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE – HORN OF AFRICA, Djibouti – Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa sent supplies and personnel from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 27, 2019, to assist the United States Agency for International Development with humanitarian assistance efforts in Maputo and Beira, Mozambique.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, commanding general, CJTF-HOA, arrived in Mozambique March 25, 2019, to get a first-hand look at the devastation Cyclone Idai caused throughout the region earlier this month.

“We are working in support of the USAID-led interagency team and the international community to provide delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique,” Craig said. “We are responding as quickly and safely as possible to help bring relief from the devastation.”

In addition to Craig, more than 50 CJTF-HOA joint personnel have been sent to Mozambique to assist with logistics and distribution of supplies. In addition, more than 100 joint service members have assisted with the effort at CJTF-HOA headquarters.

“We are the largest [DoD] presence in Africa,” said U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Fourte, director of current operations for CJTF-HOA. “We are also the command outfitted to do a mission like this.”

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