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04 Sep 1997 description

Numerous swarms of Migratory Locust continue to be present in the southern and south-western parts of Madagascar. Many of these were seen to be flying towards the south and west. Although control operations have been in progress for several months, the situation remains serious. During the last dekad of August, there were 62 sightings of swarms by survey and control teams and another six by other sources. Of these, 58 were Migratory Locust, three were Red Locust, and seven were mixed. The swarms varied from 1 to 400 ha in size.

10 Jul 1997 description

Period covered: 15 May - 30 June 1997
This programme is coming to an end, with elements of the food security programme expected to be completed by late July. The Federation is examining the possibility of further supporting the Malagasy Red Cross Society in Disaster Preparedness and capacity Development.

23 May 1997 description

MADAGASCAR: CYCLONE GRETELLE

appeal no. 03/97 for the period: 1 April to 15 May 1997


The Context Cyclone Gretelle swept through south eastern Madagascar on 24 and 25 January 1997, affecting approximately half a million persons, 42,000 of whom are among the most vulnerable in the mountain area of Midongy and Befotaka districts. Roads and bridges were washed out, preventing access by land to these districts. Based on preliminary estimates by Care International, work to open up these zones will not be completed before July 1997.

16 May 1997 description

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE


1. The UNDP/DHA Resident Coordinator in Antananarivo reports that the Government of Madagascar has launched an international appeal for assistance in the locust emergency in southern and southwestern Madagascar.

2. Outbreak of locusts has been observed since October 1996 and is now affecting over 2 million hectares of land. The Government estimates the total assistance requirements to be USD 3.5 million, approximately one quarter of which is available.

23 Apr 1997 description


S P E C I A L R E P O R T

17 Apr 1997 description

A massive migratory locust outbreak in southwestern Madagascar may develop into a major plague unless control operations are expanded quickly, warns FAO's Locust Group. FAO has appealed to the donor community for funds totalling US$2 million to purchase the necessary pesticides, rent aircraft and equipment and cover the expenses of ground teams to contain the outbreak.

13 Mar 1997 description

Some 200 people have died and 570,000 affected as a result of Cyclone Gretelle, which descended on southeast Madagascar January 24 and 25 with 200 mph winds and torrential rains. Many of the survivors remain cut off due to damaged roads and frayed telecommunications.

10 Mar 1997 description


A P P E A L
Appeal Target : US$ 75,000

Emergency applied for: Cyclone Gretelle
Location: South-East Madagascar
Date of the event: 24-25 January 1997
Requestee/Implementing Partner: Malagasy Lutheran Church

Geneva, March 10, 1997

Dear Friends,

07 Feb 1997 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 885,000 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO 42,000 VICTIMS FOR 3 MONTHS

27 Jan 1997 description

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (Reuter) - The first planeload of aid reached southern Madagascar hit by a cyclone that left more than 30,000 people homeless and more than 100 dead or missing, state radio said on Monday.

It said the plane flew from the capital on Sunday to the southeastern port of Manakara, supplementing convoys of trucks ferrying food, medicine and building materials to hardest-hit areas.

15 Mar 1994 description


DHA GENEVA 94/0075

MADAGASCAR - CYCLONE LITANNE
DHA GENEVA ALERT
15 MARCH 1994

1. UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR/DHA REPRESENTATIVE REPORTING INTENSE TROPICAL CYCLONE LITANNE, MOVING IN WEST/SOUTHWEST DIRECTION, APPROACHING CENTRAL EAST COAST OF MADAGASCAR. IF IT MAINTAINS ITS DIRECTION IT WILL IMPACT BETWEEN THE TOWNS BRICKAVILLE AND VATOMANDRY TONIGHT AND CROSS THE ISLAND LEAVING VIA TAMAMBAO - MANAMPOTSY.

31 Jan 1994 description


DHA-GENEVA 94/0034

MADAGASCAR - CYCLONE DAISY
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 JANUARY 1994

1. ON 12 JANUARY CYCLONE DAISY HIT EAST COAST MADAGASCAR, ABOUT 200 KM EAST OF CAPITAL ANTANANARIVO, WITH WIND GUSTS OF 150 KM/H AND HEAVY RAINS. MORE THAN 90 SCHOOLS, CLINICS AND GOVT OFFICES DESTROYED AND ROADS SEVERELY DAMAGED. NUMBER OF KILLED/INJURED NOT YET KNOWN BUT EXPECTED TO BE CONSIDERABLE.

12 Jan 1990 description


UNDRO 90/0063

MADAGASCAR - CYCLONE ALIBERA
RAPPORT D'INFORMATION NO. 1
12 JANVIER 1990

1. FIN DECEMBRE 1989 ET DEBUT 1990, LE CYCLONE ALIBERA A SEVI LE LONG DES REGIONS COTIERES ET CAUSE PERTES EN VIES HUMAINES ET DOMMAGES CONSIDERABLES. VOICI BILAN DOMMAGES ENREGISTRES PAR REPRESENTANT RESIDENT UNDRO/PNUD: