Around 500 people have been displaced by a further wave of flooding in Zambia‘s Eastern Province.
Local media reported that more than flooding has damaged more than 100 homes, a school building and a bridge in Mambwe district. Many of the displaced families have been housed in a local school. Local authorities expect the number of those in emergency accommodation to rise over the coming days.
Flooding first affected the region in late December, 2019. By 01 January, 2020, over 200 families had been displaced in Mambwe district.
Recent flooding in Southern Province of Zambia has increased fears of food security after destroying crops in areas already facing food shortages after severe drought.