“More than 170 people have been killed and 200,000 displaced by torrential rain and flooding in Malawi. Large areas in the south are underwater and homes, crops and livestock have been washed away” (BBC, January 19, 2015). Drinking water sources have been either submerged or contaminated and officials fear an outbreak of cholera (ibid.). “The Malawi Defence Force has reportedly rescued at least 4,000 people, but there are fears that many more still need help” (Al Jazeera, January 19, 2015). More excessive rain is anticipated as a tropical cyclone arrives this weekend (ibid). Across the border severe flooding has also impacted Mozambique where the president has now asked for urgent international assistance (BBC, January 19, 2015).