Children wait in line to receive food distribution from a local supermarket at an evacuation center in Dondo, about 35km north from Beira, Mozambique, on March 27, 2019. / AFP / Yasuyoshi CHIBA
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Surprised members of a cyclone-hit community in Zimbabwe paused from retrieving and burying their dead to welcome the first humanitarian aid from the outside world as it arrived nearly two weeks after the storm.Survivors in Machongwe village rushed for aid this week, 12 days after the cyclone hit, putting aside a search that is now less about finding survivors and more about properly burying bodies. The village is one of many in Zimbabwe and Mozambique cut off since Cyclone Idai made landfall on March 14, swamping huge areas of central Mozambique and sending boulders crashing down mountainsides in Zimbabwe.In another hard-hit area, the stench of death led people to bodies covered by rocks and mud.Rudo Mukwada said five bodies were found under what used to be her garden.
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