|Latest News: Flooding in Mozambique 2015|
Dramatic situation in flooded area:
More than 200'000 people are fleeing.
After very heavy rainfall in the highlands of Malawi several large rivers have swollen up so much that they went over their banks.
Persistent rainfall has caused flooding in vast parts of the Zambezia province in Mozambique and has forced over 200 000 people to flee. “The people here are devastated. Due to the enormous quantity of water there are no more usable roads. Aid material as well as aid workers can only reach the people in need by air.” Dean Yeoman, helicopter pilot of Mercy Air Switzerland, reports directly from the disaster area.
The region around the Shire River and the Sambesi River in central Mozambique have been hit the hardest. Due to very heavy rainfall in the highlands of Malawi wide spread areas as far as where these streams join and flow into the Indian Ocean have been flooded. Already many people have lost their lives, others have gone missing. Hundreds of huts have been destroyed completely and the next harvest is in great danger. Officials warn about more precipitation and are worried that the number of victims will increase.
Mercy Air crews are constantly at work in this disaster area and are collaborating with the government disaster management as well as local aid organizations.
Thanks to the help from the air, more people are being saved daily and completely isolated areas are being reached with most urgently needed supplies crucial for survival.
Education for five more villages Water pump for self-subsistence
Mercy Air regularly flies school material to remote villages. Local teachers receive training and care.
The orphanage of Mucombeze in central Mozambique under the leadership of Pastor Mariano has received a new water pump. It plays an important role in the self-subsistence of the 31 children.
Education for five more villages
Water pump for self-subsistence