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17 Jan 2008 description
report Oxford Analytica

EVENT: Heavy rains and flooding in Southern Africa are jeopardising food security in the region.

SIGNIFICANCE: Flooding in Southern Africa is leading to large-scale displacement and the destruction of farms.  The destruction of food crops is creating the prospect of serious regional food shortages, and raises the perennial question of planning for such emergencies.

ANALYSIS: Heavy rains since December have led to severe flooding in Southern Africa, affecting Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and especially Mozambique.