The floods, sparked when rains from neighbouring
Many face homelessness for the second time after the floods six years ago wrecked their homes. Even in accommodation centres, food, water and medicine are scarce and shelter limited.
In Chapunga, in Sofala, about 600 people flocked to an accommodation centre, but tents are scarce and many are sleeping in the open.
Joaquim Dausse, 45, said: "I lost everything, I brought my wife and my two sick children and we are sleeping in the open, there are no tents and there is no food here.
"This is the second time I'm facing this flooding ... I can't believe it," Dausse said, hunched beside a sick child whose bloated tummy hinted at malnutrition.