Families in a Mozambique evacuation center cook together. High water and floods drove them from their homes, and many lost their houses and possessions.
“The situation is heartbreaking. These people lack food, shelter, and water,” said World Vision’s national director Graham Strong of evacuees living in camps. World Vision is providing food, tarps, household supplies, and clean water to as many as possible. More long-term aid is being planned. Flood-affected families in Malawi are also receiving aid.
In Malawi and Mozambique, at least 200 people died and more than 200,000 were forced to evacuate during January 2015 because of high water and damage to their homes. High water destroyed bridges and roads, cutting off access to some communities in Zambezia province, the worst-affected area.
Photo © 2015 Claudina Lembe/World Vision