Overall Green alert Flood
in Malawi

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101232
Death: 0
Displaced: 10000
Countries: Malawi
From - To 03 Jan - 14 Jan

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Chikwawa, Malawi, January 2021Malawi Red Cross reported over 13,000 people affected by floods in Chikwawa district following 4 days of rain that caused the Shire River to break its banks. Many of those affected have been displaced and moved to 7 temporary camps that have been set up.Sun 16 Jan 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),