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21 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo struck north-eastern Madagascar on the morning of March 7, travelling at 200 to 300 km/hour. On March 8, Enawo weakened to a moderate tropical storm and exited Madagascar on Friday 10 March 2017, after traversing nearly the length of the island over two days. Enawo affected communities across Madagascar’s eastern and central regions-approximately 34,377 people were affected.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report is written following a very quick (3 hours) assessment one displacement sites and sites of origin in Antananarivo, on 15 March approximately one week after Cyclone Enawo.

Overview

20 Mar 2017 description

CONTEXT

Formé dans l'océan Indien, le cyclone Enawo (catégorie 4) a frappé le 7 mars 2017 les côtes nord-est de Madagascar, dans la région d'Antalaha, accompagné de pluies diluviennes et de vents soufflant en rafales jusqu'à 290 km/h.

Il a le lendemain touché Antananarivo, la capitale située en plein centre de l'île, avant d'être reclassé par les services météorologiques en "dépression tropicale" puis de quitter le territoire malgache.

20 Mar 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters extent and evolution between 10 and 08 March 2017 over Maroantsetra area, Analanjirofo region in Madagascar as detected by TerraSAR-X acquired on 10 and 08 March 2017 and Radarsat-2 image acquired on 04 May 2014.

20 Mar 2017 description

CYCLONE ENAWO DISPLACEMENT - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION OF DISPLACEMENT: As of 17 March 2017 there were 6,334 displaced persons in 5 regions across Madagascar. In total there have been approximately 250,000 persons displaced since the onset of the disaster at the beginning of the month. DTM has identified 126 displacement sites in nine of the 15 affected regions.

20 Mar 2017 description

This bi-monthly update brings together innovative policy, practice and partnerships from the Southern and Eastern African region that aim to strengthen the engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practice. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and to share their contributions.

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19 Mar 2017 description

400,000 people were affected by cyclone Enawo, which hit Madagascar in early March. According to the latest reports, 250 people were injured, 78 were killed, and 18 are missing. Many homes and public buildings have been damaged or destroyed by the cyclone and floods and a total of 1,244 classrooms have been destroyed and hundreds damaged.

18 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo struck north eastern Madagascar on the morning of March 7, travelling at 200 to 300 km/hour. On March 8, Enawo weakened from to a moderate tropical storm and exited Madagascar on of Friday 10 March 2017.

18 Mar 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

18 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s “forgotten crisis” continues. The January 2017 nutrition assessment of children under 59 months indicated a deterioration as compared to the last quarter of 2016, as expected given the current period of the lean season. Current estimates for 2017 are that 35,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition (21,750 alone in the South).

17 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Antananarivo, 17 March 2017 – A cargo flight carrying 79 tons of humanitarian supplies has arrived in the capital of Madagascar as part of the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) ongoing response to Cyclone Enawo which caused significant damage in the northeastern part of the country and has affected much of the rest of the world’s fourth-largest island.