Floods displace hundreds of Angolan families

Angolan familiesFrom PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola
LUANDA, (CAJ News) – ANGOLAN residents have been dissuaded from occupying high risk areas after heavy rains destroyed over 100 houses north of the country.
The rains have pummelled the Malanje Province where hundreds of families are now displaced.
The Cambundi-Catembo, Luquembo, Malanje and Massango municipalities are the worst affected by the inclement weather.
Miguel Bernardo, the provincial commander of the National Civil Protection and Fire-Fighter, raised concern at the ongoing construction process in dangerous areas, especially in Malanje city.
“Some families insist on building in high risk areas,” Bernardo lamented.
He said that the institution was making efforts to identify other affected localities and ensure support for the victims.
Angola, Southern Africa’s biggest country by size, has suffered a series of floods in 2017.
At least seven people were killed and 700 homes destroyed in the Luanda Province in March.
Some 19 people were killed in the worst flooding in 2009.
The floods left more than 30 000 homeless. The floods have been blamed for the recurrent cholera outbreaks.
CAJ News

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