Farmers in Malawi in urgent need of help after heavy flooding

The Jali-Phalombe road, which goes through Zomba district, is one of at least five major roads that rendered completely impassable. Road and bridge damage makes it all the more difficult to transport food to those in need. WFP/Steve Khuleya

Devastating floods in Malawi have left thousands of farmers without crops and livestock according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The agency estimates that 60,000 hectares of land and 250,000 farming families have been affected by the heavy rains that have hit the Southern African country.

FAO Representative in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, Florence Rolle, spoke with Sandra Ferrari about the situation in the country.

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