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Mozambique to upgrade flood protection system

By Charles Mangwiro, CHOKWE, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The road from Xai Xai to Chókwè, in southern Mozambique’s Gaza Province, is still scarred by January’s floods, which left more than 70 people dead and hundreds of others homeless and impoverished. The worst flooding in 13 years washed away bridges, as well as top soil, … Continue reading

The night the rain fell: Living in fear in India’s Himalayas

by Nita Bhalla       I didn’t sleep a wink that night. It poured and poured and didn’t seem to let up. I could hear it crashing down relentlessly. It was so loud that I had to get out of bed to check whether the window of my hotel room was open. It wasn’t. The … Continue reading

After killer floods, monsoons threaten other parts of India

by Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As India struggles to recover from devastating floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand, other areas of the country are at risk as heavy monsoon rains inundate already burgeoning rivers, prompting authorities to evacuate tens of thousands of people, aid workers and government officials said. Floods, … Continue reading