Relief Mozambique Flooding 2013

Aerial view of flood Residents on rooftops trying to evade flood waters in Chokwe, Mozambique. Rofino — a baby born on the roof of his mother's house while flood waters raged — is held by his mother on Jan. 27, 2013, in the Guija District of Mozambique. The death toll from heavy flooding in Mozambique climbed to around 40 on Sunday after four more bodies were discovered in the worst-hit southern town of Chokwe. Refugee camp with tents The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on January 9, 2013. Image uses a combination of visible and infrared light to better distinguish between water and land. Water ranges in color from navy blue to teal. Vegetation is bright green. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on January 25, 2013. Image uses a combination of visible and infrared light to better distinguish between water and land. Water ranges in color from navy blue to teal. Vegetation is bright green. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows.
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Mozambique Flooding 2013

Southern Mozambique is experiencing severe flooding up to the levels that devastated Mozambique in 2000. 250,000 are affected.

Overview

Southern Mozambique is experiencing devastating floods with water levels on the Limpopo river are reportedly at higher levels than those recorded during the deadly floods in 2000.

The deluge is expected to swell the Zambezi river basin, spreading the disaster to northern and central Mozambique

The UN is coordinating relief efforts with non-governmental organisations. Aid agencies and government emergency services have set up temporary camps in elevated areas to aid the flood victims.

“The main needs are tents and clean water, but they basically need everything,” said Katherine Mueller, a spokeswoman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Of concern is a new storm system in the Mozambique Channel, which could cause additional flooding over northern Mozambique within the next few days. Mozambique, in dealing with the floods in the south, is already stretched to capacity, therefore additional flooding in the north could have serious humanitarian implications.

Read the entire article from aljazeera.com

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Image: Aerial view of flood
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/30/286266/mozambique-floods-kill-38-displace-150k/

Image: People on top of building
Residents on rooftops trying to evade flood waters in Chokwe, Mozambique.
http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2013/01/28/rooftop-births-ruin-and-diarrhoea-in-mozambique-floods
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Rofino — a baby born on the roof of his mother’s house while flood waters raged — is held by his mother on Jan. 27, 2013, in the Guija District of Mozambique. The death toll from heavy flooding in Mozambique climbed to around 40 on Sunday after four more bodies were discovered in the worst-hit southern town of Chokwe.
http://www.globalpost.com/photo/5740630/mozambique-1

Image: Refugee camp with tents
http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/30/deaths-and-desperate-need-for-aid-in-flood-stricken-mozambique/

Images: NASA’s imagery
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80287&src=nhrss
“The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these images on January 25, 2013 (top), and January 9, 2013 (bottom). Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to better distinguish between water and land. Water ranges in color from navy blue to teal. Vegetation is bright green. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows.”

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