Heavy flooding in Mozambique

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Methodist Church Southern Africa's Mozambique District Head, Revd Dinis Matsolo writes:,

 "Due to heavy rainfall in Mozambique, as well as neighbouring countries, the central and southern regions of Mozambique have since early January entered into an emergency flood situation. Currently affected are the communities along the major rivers of Inhanombe, Mutamba, Messalo, Licungo, Púnguè, Zambezi, Buzi and Tambara in the central provinces of Zambézia, Sofala, Tete and Manica, and aboard the Save, Limpopo and Incomati Rivers in the southern provinces of Inhambane and Gaza as well as Maputo Province and Maputo City. Further, heavy rains in Southern Africa countries namely Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are increasing the crisis of flooding in Mozambique. It is estimated that as of now 200,000 people country wide are directly affected. Out of that number 70,000 displaced people are from Chokwe and most of them are in the accommodation centre in Chihaquelane (the major one) and other centres in the surroundings. More statistical information and photos about the impact of the floods is enclosed in this emergency support appeal".

The full report from the Mozambique District is avilable to read here.

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