Friday, February 08, 2008

Mozambique floods

Dear friends,
Besides the economical and political crisis in Mozambique, amplified by the riots in Maputo, this week, the country has been hit hard by a second year of serious flooding, as heavy rains in neighboring countries have swollen the Zambezi River and forced people to leave their homes and seek help from aid groups.

The government estimates that up to 95,000 people have already been moved to resettlement areas, but over 200,000 people are still at risk.

The crisis, in which at least seven people have died so far, has been compounded by Mozambique's status as one of the poorest nations on the planet. Nearly 60 percent of children live below the poverty line.

Epic Floods Strike Mozambique; Aid Trickles In
New Mozambique Flood Warning
Once Again Flooding Brings Risk of Disease
Flood lessons

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