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Viking Sun delivers $50,000 worth of supplies to Mozambique cyclone victims

April 24, 2019 Responsible Tourism No Comments

The crew and guests on board Viking Sun have donated $50,000 (USD) worth of food, clothing, shoes, linen and other supplies to the victims of Cyclone Idai in Maputo, Mozambique.

Those travelling on the ship, which is currently sailing Viking’s 2019 128-day World Cruise itinerary, began to collect items to contribute at the beginning of April. Following Viking Sun’s inaugural visit to Madagascar, she called on Maputo on April 11, where 15 pallets piled high with donations were unloaded and presented to Red Cross aid workers.

Among the donations were hundreds of baby hats, hand-knitted by a dedicated group of Viking world cruise guests. A local charity organisation and children’s hospital representative personally accepted the generous contribution. 

Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere, causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique in early March. Thousands of Mozambicans were displaced by the disaster and left in desperate need of food, clean water, shelter, clothing and other essential items. 

“Our hearts go out to all those affected by Cyclone Idai and we hope that our donation provides some relief to those in need. Of course, this donation wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work, dedication and generosity of the crew and guests on board Viking Sun — a huge thank you to them,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director of Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand.  

For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit vikingcruises.com.au.

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