On the morning of March 15th, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique some 60+km north of the port of Beira in a remote region close to the Zambezi delta.
Just a month and ten days after Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in the north of Mozambique causing widespread devastation among the low lying islands in the region.
Repetitive severe weather events caused significant damage to coastal communities who, as usual, faced the full force of the landfall events. Despite their cultural resilience built on generations of experience, Kenneth and Idai presented abnormal conditions that had not been experienced before at the landfall regions.
broken homes and boats mixed with fishing gear
broken canoes and bundles of nets litter the coastline
one of the few remaining dugout canoes
a cooperative beach trawl method using a boat called a Moma
mangroves and a remote village destroyed
mother and son illegally fish from the decimated shoreline
the remote village of Zambanzou took the direct force of the lanfdall of Cyclone Idai
dug out canoes under sail
boats washed high on the shore
resilient "Moma" boat team pulling their nets
beach landing fish market at Beira
children play amongst damaged Moma boats
Just a few of the pictures I managed to take while making rapid assesments for UN FAO.
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