Southern Africa: Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 01 February 2013)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 01 Feb 2013

Highlights

  • Tropical Cyclone Felleng, which is passing down the eastern coast of Madagascar, has caused much rainfall since 30 January, but fortunately less than initially feared. So far no reports of significant damage have been received, although the water levels in some areas require vigilant monitoring.

  • Mozambique is now responding to floods in the north, central and south of the country, which has temporarily displaced an estimated 169,000 people.

  • The number of temporarily displaced people in southern Mozambique is decreasing as rains have ceased for the time being and the floodwaters are slowly subsiding. Still, many have lost everything in the floods and will thus require continued humanitarian assistance.

  • More rainfall is expected over northern and central Mozambique during the next few days, raising fears of more flooding.

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