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The BBC's Clive Myrie in Maputo
"Some 300,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance"
 real 28k

Matt Frei in Mozambique
"Desperate struggle to cling on to something dry"
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Graca Machel talks to the BBC's Greg Barrow
"Suddenly we were taken back again: it is very sad"
 real 28k

Greg Barrow reports on baby's rescue
Mission of mercy to mother and new-born baby
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The BBC's Jane Standley
Destruction along the Limpopo river
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Thursday, 4 May, 2000, 11:57 GMT
Mozambique floods 2000: Full coverage

In early 2000 a cyclone swept across southern Africa leading to three weeks of severe floods which devastated Mozambique. BBC News Online charted the course of the disaster and its aftermath.

  • Picking up the pieces
  • Long road to recovery
  • An aidworker's view
  • How the disaster unfolded



    Southern Africa under water


    Madagascar floods worse than thought
    The estimated number of people needing urgent help in the wake of the Madagascar cyclone doubles to 40,000.

  • The floods: A regional disaster
  • Eyewitness: Madagascar left reeling
  • Madagascar appeals for flood aid
  • Aid arrives for desperate Zambians



    Assessing the damage


    Nature takes its toll
    Mozambique's most fertile farmland is also the most prone to flooding.

  • Why the world waits
  • Economic hopes washed away
  • The threat of disease
  • In pictures: Waiting for the rescuers



    A human tragedy


    Chokwe wary of more floods
    Officials fly in to warn of further flooding - but most of the townsfolk are already keeping away from home.

  • Flood children separated from parents
  • A survivor's story
  • When home is a road bridge
  • A sad journey back home
  • Eyewitness: Flying over the flood

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