Reference : V-P-MZ-E-00184
Date : 18/02/2020
Country/Region : MOZAMBIQUE
Caption : Bairro de Unidade, resettlement camp. A man poses for a portrait. His life was turned upside down by Cyclone Idai in 2019.
Photographer : RAJAONARY, Miora
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This man was awakened by the water that flooded his house. He had to leave his home with his wife and five children and managed to climb a tree. However, one of his children fell into the water and he could not save her. He then managed to climb another tree and stayed there for four days, injured all over his body by thorns. During those four days, apart from his family, two of his daughters fell from the tree and have been missing ever since. He struggled psychologically because he felt he was abandoning his wife and daughters at a time when they needed him the most. He believes that his three daughters died during the cyclone. He never found their bodies. His wife left him and took the two surviving children with her.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2333x3500
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour