Villagers stand near a flooding street on January 12, 2015, in a township on the outskirts of Malawian capitol, Blantyre. Malawian President Peter Mutharika said Wednesday floods which have hit half of the country's 28 districts had killed 48 people, and appealed  for international assistance. Nearly 70,000 people are now without homes, the country's president announced as he appealed for international assistance. AFP PHOTO/BONEX JULIUS        (Photo credit should read BONEX JULIUS/AFP/Getty Images)