Flooding Rivers| 3mins
Director: IRIN | Producer: IRIN
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Kenya
For tens of thousands of Mozambicans meanwhile, the water threat comes not from the sea but from the rivers. Both the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers have flooded with growing frequency in recent years, resulting in heavy loss of life and livelihood. â€œWe prepare the area and plant maize and then the flood comes and destroys everything,â€ said Amelia Michaiae. In Chokwe district, however, the Red Cross is teaching people to build grain silos in the trees to keep seeds safe when floods strike. As the Poznan Climate Change conference enters its final days, IRIN, with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) launched eight short videos exploring the human cost of climate change in Africa.