Tropical Cyclone

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25 Mar 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent and evolution over Oponono Lake; a large wetland fed by the Culevai Oshana, in Oshana region, Namibia, as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 02 and 14 March 2017. An increase of surface water extent was detected in the 14 March 2017 image, particularly in the upstream part of the lake: ~4,130 ha of surface water were observed the 02 March 2017 within the lake area and reached ~10,820 ha the 14 March 2017 corresponding to an evolution of about 160%.

25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

25 Mar 2017 description

At first glance, $36 may not seem much, but for survivors of a devastating cyclone in Madagascar, that amount provides the ability for a family to meet their immediate basic needs for six weeks.

Thanks to funding originating here in Canada, more than 17,000 people will receive life-saving assistance, helping them recover from this disaster.

25 Mar 2017 description

Appeal history

14 December 2015: Typhoon Melor makes landfall in Batag Island, Northern Samar, and moves westward.

16 December 2015: Typhoon Melor exits to the west of the Philippines. Information bulletin no. 1 issued.

17 December 2015: The President of the Philippines declares a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by Typhoon Melor.

18 December 2015: Tropical Depression Twenty-Three makes landfall in Davao Oriental province, eastern Mindanao. Information bulletin no. 2 issued.

24 Mar 2017 description
  • Financiamiento será aportado por los costarricenses a través del Fondo Nacional de Emergencias y de los recursos ordinarios de las instituciones.

  • Para Upala, la Junta Directiva de la CNE aprobó recientemente 13 planes de inversión para la recuperación de este cantón.

  • En Los Chiles, se realizaron casi 50 intervenciones de primera respuesta después del impacto del huracán.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government declared a State of National Disaster following the floods in southern parts of the country. WFP is providing complimentary assistance to affected people in Tsholotsho.

  • WFP plans to support the UNHCR-led effort to relocate refugees from Chipinge and Nyanga.

  • WFP Zimbabwe’s new Country Strategic Plan (2017 - 2021) was approved by the Executive Board on 22 February, 2017.

Operational Updates

24 Mar 2017 description

L’ouragan Matthew a frappé Haïti le 4 octobre 2016, laissant un bilan de 1,4 million de personnes ayant besoin d’une aide humanitaire, dont 806 000 personnes avaient besoin d'une aide alimentaire urgente "selon l'EFSA d'octobre 2016", des milliers de maisons, d'écoles et des installations de santé endommagées et des milliers de familles déplacées.

24 Mar 2017 description

Main Objective of the assessment

The main purpose of the Inter-Agency rapid assessment was to ascertain the scale and scope of the flooding situation focusing on key areas/sectors namely shelter and non-food items, Health and nutrition, Food security, WASH, Environment, Education and Protection.

Specific Objectives of the Assessment

  • To determine the number of the affected people and establish their demographic characteristics

24 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

In 2013, super typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on Eastern Samar and Bantayan Island and triggered a huge humanitarian response. Now the challenge is to support sustainable development. Having a toilet is a ‘damgo’ (a dream), not a necessity for poor families in the Philippines. If you didn’t think having a clean toilet at home was important before the disaster, why would it be important afterwards?

24 Mar 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), under instructions from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, continues to provide support and technical assistance to local government units to hasten the implementation of the Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) for the Typhoon “Yolanda”-affected households with damaged houses in Regions VI, NIR, VII and VIII.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The UN Country Team in Namibia successfully undertook a school feeding field visit which aimed to strengthen knowledge on the Namibian School Feeding Programme and provide insight on WFP’s partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.

24 Mar 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 22 mars 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Plus de cinq mois après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew, les 3 et 4 octobre 2016, le risque de famine plane sur le département de la Grande Anse (Sud-Ouest), selon les témoignages recueillis par AlterPresse.

Une absence de mesures efficaces en vue de remédier aux impacts de l’ouragan serait à la base de la situation agricole « alarmante » dans le département, souligne Nicosa Paulémon, coordonnateur exécutif de Konbit peyizan Grandans (Kpga), basée à Jérémie, commune de la Grande Anse.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 31 January 2017, UNICEF launched the Southern Africa El Niño/La Niña Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal. The HAC requirement for Swaziland is US$2.74 million in 2017, which is currently 32 per cent funded.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The currentrainy season (November to April 2017) has brought steady rainfall and relieved some effects of El Niño, but has resulted in flooding, school closures and the relocation of 1,092 people, especially in the northern regions. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) have warned of possible flooding in north-central Namibia. Regional institutions have been alerted and are putting contingency measures in place.

23 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

On the morning of 5 October, Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade hit parts of Haiti, the Bahamas and Cuba, caused significant damage in the three countries and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Some 1.4 million people were affected in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew caused 336 deaths in seven departments of Haiti from southeast to northwest. The ETC has not been activated in response to Hurricane Matthew. As global lead of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) convened theHaiti ICT Working Group.

23 Mar 2017 description

Besoins logistiques

Le réseau routier à Madagascar est très limité. il pose généralement de nombreuses contraintes pour le transport de personnes et de marchandises dans certaines régions notamment celles affectées par le cyclone ENAWO. L'accès aux zones frappées par le cyclone reste difficile en raison des routes bloquées - par des arbres ou la montée des eaux - et des infrastructures endommagées, y compris les ponts et ferries, ce qui limite la capacité des organisations humanitaires à répondre aux besoins des populations affectées.

23 Mar 2017 description

Mozambique, on the southeastern coast of Africa may seem far away, but when a cyclone struck in mid-February, aid from Canada was quickly made available.

Cyclone Dineo brought heavy rain, a storm surge and winds of reaching 130 km/h, killing 9 people and affecting close to 700,000 people.

23 Mar 2017 description

UNE VUE D'ENSEMBLE DE LA CRISE

Echelle et magnitude du cyclone

Le cyclone tropical intense Enawo, cyclone de catégorie 4 sur l'échelle de Saffir-Simpson, a touché terre dans la région de SAVA (Sambava-Andapa-Vohémar-Antalaha) au nord-est de Madagascar le 7 mars 2017, puis s’est déplacé en tant que dépression tropicale vers le sud en suivant la forme d’un arc traversant le centre et le sud du pays, avant de quitter le pays dans la matinée du 10 mars.

Population et zones affectées

23 Mar 2017 description

(Antananarivo, 23 mars 2017) – Les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires ont lancé un appel pour une aide de 20 millions de dollars pour faire face aux conséquences dévastatrices du cyclone Enawo à Madagascar.