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Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.
Around 30 specialist volunteers of Rescue SA will head to Malawi to help with search and rescue operations in the flood-hit country.
An aid official in Malawi says the prevention of waterborne diseases is a priority where floods have killed at least 176 people and displaced 200 000.
Malawi's vice president says the death toll from the floods has triples to 176, with at least 200 000 displaced.
Floods have killed at least 34 people in Mozambique, while rescuers were trying to reach people trapped on rooftops and trees.
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70 000 homeless.
Flooding sparked by heavy rains has killed at least three people and left thousands of others homeless in Mozambique.
Frantic scenes have greeted a military helicopter as it landed to deliver aid in a village after severe floods left 176 people dead and 200 000 homeless across Malawi.
Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.
Eighteen children who went missing when floods surged across parts of Mozambique have been rescued from a tiny island of dry land where they survived on fruit for several days, local authorities say.
Malawi has deployed military helicopters and boats in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100 000 homeless.
Floods have claimed at least eight lives, displaced thousands of people and swept away infrastructure, reports say.
Flooding in Malawi has killed at least 48 people and left another 23 000 people displaced.
As Mozambique's rainy season begins, the government is preparing for the worst in case the country's suffers another of its frequent and deadly floods.
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