Photo Essay: Tropical Storm Ana in Zambézia province

Tropical Storm Ana made a landfall on central and northern Mozambique on 24 January. It has affected 5 provinces, with Tete, Zambezia and Nampula most heavily impacted.

Claudio Fauvrelle
Tempestade Tropical Ana  na província da Zambézia em Moçambique
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09 February 2022
This bridge, which creates access between Mocuba and Lugela, was destroyed by heavy rains on January 24.
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This bridge, which creates access between Mocuba and Lugela, was destroyed by heavy rains on January 24.

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The town of Macuva suffered a lot with the heavy rains and strong winds, causing several trees and houses to fall in this town near the city of Mocuba.

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The town of Macuva suffered a lot with the heavy rains and strong winds, causing several trees and houses to fall in this town near the city of Mocuba, Zambezia.
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"Due to the heavy rains and strong winds, this school was left without a roof in some classrooms and some classrooms are completely destroyed. This school is attended by 1,240 children daily" - Ema José Começar, teacher at the School EPC Chingoma, in Mocuba, Zambezia province.
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Due to the heavy rains and strong winds, this school was left without a roof in some classrooms and other classrooms are completely destroyed. This school is attended by 1,240 children daily

Ema José Começar, teacher at EPC Chingoma school.

When the storm came, I was very scared, I was very afraid. This was the first time I saw a storm like this. The rain and the strong winds destroyed my house while I was sleeping, I lost everything, it's just me and my son and the clothes we are wearing. 

Dorca Genito, 24 years old.
"When the storm came, I was very scared, I was very afraid. This was the first time I saw a storm like this. The rain and the strong winds destroyed my house while I was sleeping, I lost everything, it's just me and my son and the clothes we are wearing. I lost everything" - Dorca Genito, 24 years old, mother of 1, in the community of Pires, Zambezia province.
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It started to get very windy, I started to get worried because I was inside the house with my children, so we went outside to stay under the cashew trees. I ended up losing a lot of things, chairs, plates, and other items. I need help, I have nothing, no blanket, and no food to give to my children.

Elisa Victorino, mother of 2.