Heavy rains have caused flash floods and mudslides in several parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone with hundreds dead and many more homeless.
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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.