Malawi Floods Leaves Thousands Homeless

Thousands of Malawians are being accommodated in makeshift camps, having fled their homes and lost their possessions during severe flooding.2 min


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According to an officials of the UN at least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa.

Malawi’s Meteorological Department has warned of more rains and flooding in the country’s south between Thursday and Sunday. 

More than 415,000 acres of crops were destroyed, the government spokeswoman said.

Authorities there have ordered the compulsory evacuation of people living in flood-prone areas, he added.

Condition at the makeshift camps

“I came here because we experienced flash floods in our area. We first sought refuge on higher ground and then officials from some organization brought us here,” said Pilirani Andulu, Malawian flood survivor.

Another person said, “we are likely to stay here for some time because we lost all our possessions and the flood water in our area has not subsided,” said Mary Amidu, Malawian flood survivor.

There’re complains of not having received mosquito nets yet, and also that they are spending nights on the open ground with their children because there are not enough tents.


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