- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
Posted by Alan Whelan
Below I've picked 11 of our most striking photos from a busy 2011, representing Trócaire's work responding to emergencies in Haiti, East Africa and Pakistan and our long term development work in Honduras, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine and Zimbabwe.
Unusually early and heavy rains in Mozambique and in neighbouring countries have caused serious flooding in central Mozambique. A sharp rise in the level of the Save River in the last days of 2007 has inundated villages in Govuro District, Inhambane Province and Machanga District, Sofala Province. From December 30 to January 1, the river rose from 3.45 metres to 8 metres, well above the alert level of 5.5 metres.
Fifteen villages were flooded in Machanga District, where Trócaire supports a local organisation, Ajoago.
Weeks of heavy rains in Mozambique have triggered flash floods along the mighty Zambezi river and its tributaries, washing away homes, bridges, livestock and crops in four central provinces.
Trócaire is currently providing relief for families affected by the flood in the suburbs of Beira and has contributed €453, 201 to date in our response to the floods.
Trócaire today (Mon) released IR=A350,000 from its emergency fund to assist the victims of the flooding in Mozambique and has launched an appeal for funds for rehabilitation activities in the country.