Earlier and heavier rains than usual
have led to the significant floods throughout the region, including in
Angola, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. So
far, the floods have affected more than 166, 649 people throughout the
region, since mid December 2006, and resulted in more than 147 deaths.
To date, approximately 96, 149 people have been affected in Mozambique,
28,000 in Angola, 15,000 in Zimbabwe, and approximately 22,000 in Madagascar
and 5,500 in Malawi. Information on the number of people affected in Zambia
is still to be released.