The Wider Image: Lives washed away: A mother's loss in Mozambique
Tchacaca Quembo stands outside her damaged house in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, in the village of Cheia, which means "Flood" in Portuguese, near Beira, Mozambique April 1, 2019. In 2000, Quembo's home in the community of Quanuno was wrecked by severe floods. In the aftermath of that disaster, the government moved her to a place it regarded as safer, a place that would become known as Cheia, or "Flood" in Portuguese, after those who were relocated there. In March 2019, Cyclone Idai hit her new home. "The wind ripped the roof off the house," she said. "I escaped from the disaster by standing in the water all these days (from Friday to Sunday) inside my bedroom.. Everything we had perished." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA FLOOD" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.