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A British Red Cross team has helped thousands of people in the wake of devastating floods in Mozambique.
This is a guest blog by Luke Tredget in Chaquelane, Mozambique. Luke is part of a team of sanitation experts who were sent to the country by the British Red Cross last month.
When severe downpours battered Mozambique at the beginning of the year, swollen rivers broke their banks and flooded homes. This lead to mass evacuations in the southern tip of the country.
Hundreds of thousands of people were affected by the floods, and the entire town of Chokwe was forced to evacuate.
The British Red Cross has deployed a delegate to support the Mozambique Red Cross after tropical storm Dando caused flooding across six provinces. The delegate will help assess needs and co-ordinate Red Cross relief operations in the country.
At least 55,000 people threatened by floods in Mozambique have been evacuated - all, remarkably, in small boats.
The British Red Cross has opened an appeal to support the Mozambique Red Cross and National Societies across the southern Africa region, which is threatened by a flood catastrophe.
The Southern Africa Appeal will provide non-food relief items such as blankets, tarpaulins and kitchen sets for 100,000 people.
Mozambique is the worst affected country with 57,000 people affected, and 1,000 households and 37,000 hectares of land destroyed.
The British Red Cross expressed increasing concern at the flooding affecting countries across southern Africa.
Lois Austin, relief operations manager for the British Red Cross, said: "The heavy rains which normally come later in the rainy season started last month. Houses and agricultural land have already been destroyed. Everything indicates that the situation is going to get worse.
"Already tens of thousands of people are affected.
Huge swathes of southern Africa are experiencing severe floods which, it is feared, could turn into a regional disaster.
Red Cross National Societies in six countries - Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - are bracing themselves for a flood emergency.
Early seasonal rains have pushed rivers above danger level in many places and some areas are already flooded.
Lois Austin, British Red Cross relief operations manager, said: "We are concerned about the level of flooding and are keeping a watching brief.
A massive humanitarian crisis is threatening millions of people across southern Africa.
The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal today to help millions of people who are at risk of serious food shortages across southern Africa.
The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal to help millions of people who are at risk of serious food shortages across southern Africa.
Around 12 million people are facing a severe food crisis, according to a recent assessment by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today appeals for =A33.3 million to support emergency relief operations for 50,000 people in Mozambique and Malawi, whose livelihoods are threatened by this week's rising floodwaters.