Passengers on-board Cruise and Maritime’s Astor raised more than £7500 this weekend to help the humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
CMV invited passengers visiting Maputo to help the aid and relief programme in recognition of the current crisis in Mozambique. CMV started the ball rolling with a sizeable donation and then has matched pound for pound the donations.
Maputo is in the south of Mozambique and is largely unaffected by the recent Cyclone Idai. However almost 1,200 square miles of the country in the northern Beira coastal region have been flooded, leaving thousands without food, clean water or shelter.
Chris Coates, Commercial Director of CMV, said: “CMV has chosen to donate to the UK based DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), an umbrella emergency relief charity supporting 14 UK aid charities including; Christian Aid, Save the Children, the British Red Cross and Oxfam. This appeal has been well supported by passengers raising thousands of pounds to help the people of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe at this difficult time.”
The 21,000 ton vessel is on a 43-night northbound voyage from Australia to the UK with 552 passengers on board.