Flooding along the Zambezi valley has displaced nearly 50,000 people in Mozambique, according to international news reports.
Nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated to resettlement centers and the numbers are expected to increase.
Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management, working with soldiers and international relief agencies, has used boats and helicopters to move people temporary accommodation centers away from the river.
January is considered the middle of the wet season for southern Africa, but the torrential floods have been heavier than expected.
Across northern Zimbabwe, southern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, relentless rain has waterlogged and destroyed fields and washed out roads and villages.
Residents in the low-lying areas of Zimbabwe as well as in southern and central Malawi have seen their homes and crops destroyed and livestock drowned and washed away.