Saturday, January 10, 2009

Flooding in Southern Africa

From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
JOHANNESBURG, 8 January 2009 (IRIN) - More rains are forecast for Southern Africa into next week, threatening countries already grappling with the impact of recent flooding.

Parts of Zimbabwe have been inundated with heavy rains since 26 December, and the authorities have warned of yet more flooding in the north of the country. That could affect efforts to stem a cholera outbreak that nationwide has now claimed 1,753 lives.

Rains have also pounded parts of Mozambique and Malawi over the past few weeks, killing at least one person, displacing thousands and drowning farm land.
For those in great danger,
Kyrie eleison.

For those in deep sorrow,
Christe eleison.

For all who join together in time of need,
Kyrie eleison.

h/t to Episcopal Cafe
--the BB

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