Epic Floods Strike Mozambique; Aid Trickles In

Mozambique Floods Leave Thousands Homeless
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January 25, 2008Children gather amid heavy flooding in Mutarara, part of Mozambique's Tete region, on January 16, 2008 (map).

The southeastern African country has been hit hard by a second year of serious flooding, as heavy rains in neighboring countries have swollen the Zambezi River and forced some 80,000 people to leave their homes and seek help from aid groups.

The crisis, in which at least seven people have died so far, has been compounded by Mozambique's status as one of the poorest nations on the planet. Nearly 60 percent of children live below the poverty line.

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—Photograph courtesy Thierry Delvigne-Jean/UNICEF
 
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