Ricardo Funari, Shortlisted Photographer for the Climate Visuals Photography Award
WHAT IT SHOWS: Gilca Goncalvez Cunha, 65, finds her house flooded with the water level above the waist, after spending some days at relative´s houses. Taquari district, Rio Branco city, Acre State. 2015 flooding in Brazilian Amazon. Floods have affected thousands of people in the state of Acre, northern Brazil, in February and March 2015, when some of the state’s rivers, in particular the Acre river, overflowed. On March 03 March 2015 Brazil’s federal government declared a state of emergency in Acre State, where flood situation was described as the worst in 132 years. One of the worst affected areas is the state capital, Rio Branco, where level of the Acre River reached a record 18.40 meters in early March 2015.