Mozambique is located in south-eastern part of the African continent, separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel. The Zambezi valley is one of the most important geological elements of Mozambique, which divides the country in two different topographical regions (Encyclopædia Britannica). This valley is part of the Eastern Great Rift Valley. The disaster type with the highest occurrence is flooding, with 25 occurrences (49% of disaster recorded), followed by storm (15 occurrences, 29%). Flooding is by far the deadliest disaster type between 2000 and 2018, with 1 403 fatalities (87% of fatalities recorded). The deadliest disaster event between 2000 and 2018 was a flood between January and March 2000, which resulted in 800 fatalities. This flood is also the disaster event that affected the most people in Mozambique during this period, namely 4 500 000. The disaster type affecting the most people in Mozambique overall is also flooding, with 7 048 753 affected people, followed by drought with 5 999 500 affected people. Combined, they account for 91% of people affected in Mozambique.