Botswana: Floods - Jan 2013

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Between 16-23 Jan 2013, heavy rains caused extensive flooding in the Central Province of Botswana. At least 842 families (4,210 persons) were affected, including 300 families that were displaced and 125 refugee families. The torrential rains destroyed homes, roads, flooded dams, fields and destroyed livestock and livelihoods. By 20 Feb, the flood waters had started to recede and people had gone back to their homes, however many were still living in tents while they rebuild their traditional mud houses. (IFRC, 20 Feb 2013)

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