65% DAMAGED – A storm that redefined a country

May 15, 2019

The wind and rain had gone on for days, and they kept rising. By the 14th of March, winds had reached a speed of 195 kilometres per hour. The eye of the storm turned inland and over the coastal city of Beira. A city home to half a million people.

This is the story of Cyclone Idai and REACH’s response to it. Scroll through the story map below or read it in a separate browser here.

Opening picture: © UNHCR/Alissa Everett