The aerial delivery of relief supplies has revealed the tragic human and environmental cost of the floods that hit Malawi following torrential rains
Homes swept away like matchsticks, vast plains turned to mud, fields of precious crops drowned. An aerial view from a helicopter, rain hammering on its roof after delivering food aid, reveals the full devastation wreaked by Malawi’s worst floods for half a century.
Villagers here speak of climbing up anthills or trees and waiting for three days without food or water, drenched in rain and fearing attack by crocodiles. Families describe how they have lost everything. Rescue workers tell of seeing children swept to their deaths and picking up floating backpacks only to discover corpses attached. Nearly three weeks on, the death toll remains unclear and not everyone is accounted for.
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