Zambia – Floods Hit Eastern Province

Around 300 families have been displaced by flooding in Eastern Province, Zambia.

Flooding began in late December, 2019. As of 01 January, 2020, over 200 families had been displaced in Mambwe district and a further 60 families displaced in Lumezi district, according to local media reports.

A bridge in Nsefu, Mambwe district, was washed away, leaving communities isolated. Crops have also been damaged. Jumbe, Mnkhanya and parts of Kakumbi were also affected in Mambwe.

Zambia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit is distributing relief supplies in affected areas. Supplies will be airlifted where roads or bridges are impassable.