Overview: In March 2019, the deadliest tropical storm on record in Africa, hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar with devastating force. Beira, the second largest city in Mozambique, took the brunt with winds of over 195 km/h and severe flooding. The storm devastated the city’s infrastructure and population, destroying homes, schools, roads, and abundant crops, and affected over 3 million people.
Communication objective: The client wanted powerful personal stories that humanized the impact of the storm, while putting the unprecedented storm in the context of climate change.
Output by SPERO: We delivered photos for internal communication and social media for UN executives, collaborated with a videographer on rich stories for the Client’s websites and other media distribution. We reached the audience of the World Economic Forum through a story focused on the inequality of the impacts of climate change.