Rome — Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

As flood waters submerge much of southern Malawi, villagers fleeing to makeshift displacement camps by boat, foot and helicopter are confronted by fresh adversities: thirst, hunger and the threat o

Almost 63,531 hectares of farmland in Malawi have been submerged and about 120,000 farmers across the southern African nation have been affected by floods.

The prevailing flood situation in Malawi continues to attract international attention as the government of Canada has responded to the situation by pledging funds close to MK 467 ($1 Million) to su

Floods in Mulanje have displaced 12,582 farm families, destroying houses, washing away crops and livestock and some people have lost their lives.

The death toll from flooding in Malawi has risen to 176 and others are still missing, Vice President Saulos Chilima said on Friday after touring the worst-hit parts of the southern African country,

Floods in Malawi that have killed 48 people have driven about 106,000 people from their homes, up from a previous estimate of 75,000, the United Nations said.

The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone and appealed for international humanitarian help after torrential rains killed at least 48 people, left 70,000 homeless, and dest

Seven people have died in Malawi's commercial city of Blantyre as houses collapsed on them as a result of a heavy downpour that has been falling in the city since Sunday.

The Malawi government has allocated about half a billion kwacha (US$ 1.08 million) to help mitigate the impact of floods that have hit most parts of the country, leaving thousands of people displac