Southern African countries at risk of more heavy flooding

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Flooding in Malawi in October 2014. Photo: UN Malawi

Countries in Southern Africa are at risk of more flooding and the displacement of people due to ongoing heavy rains, according to the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA.

Based on available forecasts, the agency says Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi may experience more heavy rains during the next four days.

In Malawi search and rescue operations continue with relief supplies dispatched to affected areas.

Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for OCHA, has more.

” The number of people displaced remain at 121,000. At least 50 people killed and 153 are still missing. It is very possible that we’ll see an increase in the number of internally displaced as the assessments are still ongoing. “(0’16”)

Meanwhile, in Mozambique more than 90,000 people have been affected by the floods.

Rescue activities there are still ongoing, mainly by air.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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Source: General