Last year’s Concern Debates champions – Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Mozambique. Here, they tell us of their experience.
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El Niño is driving severe drought in southern and eastern Africa, leading to serious food insecurity. This month the situation worsened: 10.2 million Ethiopians are in urgent need of food aid, Malawi has declared a state of national disaster and Mozambique is on red alert. Read our social story.
The people of Zambezia Province, Mozambique, have come to expect floods. But torrential rains this January rose to the highest level in 44 years. Havoc was wreaked throughout the province, as bridges, roads, homes and crops were engulfed by water.
Here are the stories of four Mozambicans whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by the recent floods.
Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding across southern Africa, affecting at least 135,000 people in Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. Concern Worldwide is working together with Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE to deliver assistance to families impacted by the floods.