Close to 250 dead in floods in Malawi – “We need help”

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– I am asking you, our international partners and donors, for help. This is a national tragedy that affects us all, he says on the spot in the worst affected town, Chilobwe in southern Malawi.

The floods that hit Malawi and several neighboring countries come after Cyclone Freddy, which has been raging in southeastern Africa for almost a month and claimed a total of around 300 lives.

Malawi has been hardest hit, with major devastation leaving at least 88,000 people homeless.