Southern Africa: Weekly Report (4 to 10 February 2014)

Since November 2013, 7,344 households have been affected by rainstorms in 17 districts, of which 1,525 households were affected by floods in Mangochi district.
Sightings of red locusts have been reported around Lake Chilwa, and there are concerns that once nymphs hatch in February/March, these locusts could cause damage to crops. An outbreak of armyworms has also affected 2,601 ha of crop fields in 14 districts.

In Zambia, armyworm outbreaks were reported on 394 hectares in a number of districts in the Eastern Province. Forecasts indicate that the outbreaks will likely spread to neighboring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Heavy rains in parts of the country in late January and early February resulted in deaths and displacement of people, coupled with destruction of property.

Tropical Storm Edilson has passed Mauritius without causing significant damage

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