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Heavy rains continue in southern Africa
FAO assistance addresses immediate and long-term needs - Heavy rains are expected to continue in the Zambezi River basin through the end of March 2008, posing an imminent risk to the lives and livelihoods of at least 1 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This year’s flood season in southern Africa, a region still reeling from the floods of 2007, began almost a month earlier than usual. Torrential rainfall since mid-December has already damaged the homes and crops of nearly 450 000 people in the four countries - and the rainy season is only half over.
Damage has been compounded by a series of tropical storms, and more are expected.