Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Malawi Today: FLOOD!

God decided to kick Malawi in the balls again today (There couldn't possibly be any actual rational reason for a country plagued by drought, vampires, army worms, ghosts, corruption, Chinese cannibals and starvation.)

Thousands Displaced by Malawi Flooding

LILONGWE, Malawi, Jan. 4 -- Malawi, in the grips of a severe drought, has been hit by flash flooding in its southern region, displacing more than 40,000 people.

The floods have washed away houses, livestock and crops of farming families in the lower Shire Valley, reports the BBC.

Some 5 million people in the southern African nation east of Zambia face food shortages caused by the worst drought in more than a decade, the report said.

Aid agencies say the floods have hampered relief efforts. The rising waters also have cut off communication with other villages in the area.

Weather experts said more rains are expected in the coming weeks.


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