Malawi: Floods - Jan 2013

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Malawi received heavy rains from mid-December 2012 to mid-January 2013, resulting in flooding in several districts, with Mangochi district in the southern part being the most affected (1600 families). Houses collapsed and roads were rendered impassable, livestock and crops were washed away. An assessment on 12 Jan indicated that 16,370 individuals (3,274 households) were affected. Malawi also faced acute food shortage, which exacerbated the situation of the flood-affected communities. (IFRC, 30 Nov 2013)

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