Zambia

    The Zambian government is coming under mounting criticism from local civic organizations for its apparent inability to assess recent flood damage across the country, making a coordinated response to the crisis impossible. Torrential rains, which began in early December 2006, have swamped at least 21 of the country’s 73 districts, washing away houses, bridges and crops, while at least two schools have been forced to close. (IRIN)

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