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World's poorest on frontline of climate-change crisis

As global leaders prepare for COP21 Malawi's rural families tell Valerie Robinson how they are bearing the brunt of climate change

21 November, 2015 01:01
THE lives of Ireen Maliko and 15 others were saved by a tree when flood waters came in the middle of the night to their village in January. News that torrential rain had caused the Shire and Ruo rivers in southern Malawi to burst their banks had reached villagers in the Nsanje district that morning, followed by the first flow of water by late afternoon. “By 8pm the water was covering the whole ground and by 10pm it had started entering the houses. "At midnight, when the water was up to our waists we started putting the children in the tree branches and the women followed th[...]
21 November, 2015 01:01 Life

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