Mozambique 2000

On 4 February 2000, torrential rains began to fall in Mozambique and for three weeks the clouds kept pouring down on the African country. A few days later, on the 21st and 22nd of the same month, Cyclone Eline hit the coast of Mozambique, further aggravating the critical situation in the country. Heavy flooding caused first by torrential rains and the overflowing of the Limpopo, Inkomati and Umbeluzi rivers, and later by the appearance of Eline, turned the country into a real disaster. Three hundred and fifty people died and 1,000,000 people were affected by the floods, the worst in the last 50 years.