Large parts of Mozambique remains devastated after cyclone Idai swept across the country in early March. More than 1000 people died, hundreds of thousands are homeless, essential supplies are lacking. The port city of Beira was hit particularly hard. The government needs international aid for its reconstruction.IN PICTURES: Surviving Cyclone Idai - Moms and grannies tell their heartbreaking storiesOn March 15, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. Heavy rains caused the banks of the Buzi river to break, creating an 'inland ocean'. Floods tore through communities, destroying everything in their path. Thousands of families, many of them with young children, sought safety on top of high buildings, waiting to be rescued.