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23 Mar 2017 description

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
$20.07 MILLION
MARCH 2017

FOUR WAYS TO SUPPORT THE FLASH APPEAL FOR MADAGASCAR BY MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE FLASH APPEAL

Financial contributions to reputable aid agencies are one of the most valuable and effective forms of response in humanitarian emergencies. This page indicates several ways to contribute towards the response to the strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar in thirteen years.

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.

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Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire est restée calme, malgré quelques incidents liés à des tensions intercommunautaires ou des actes d’éléments armés.

  • Deux évaluations multisectorielles dans les zones de retour des femmes et enfants en situation de reddition ont souligné de nombreuses vulnérabilités et les retours probables de près de 40 000 personnes au sud du canton de Bol.

  • De nouveaux déplacements vers Koulkime et Kousserie, causés par un sentiment d’insécurité des populations, ont été rapportés.

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Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

23 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

Magnitude of the cyclone Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo, a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and then moved southward across central and south parts of the country while declining to a tropical depression before exiting the country on the morning of 10 March 2017.

23 Mar 2017 description

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.

23 Mar 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années.

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Highlights

  • 172,000 flee Mosul for displacement sites as fighting reaches the Old City.

  • Returning communities face risks from explosive hazards and social tensions.

  • Transitional assistance needed in areas of Iraq outside of emergencies.

  • Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Sharp uptick in displacement as hostilities resume in western Mosul

23 Mar 2017 description

(Antananarivo, 23 March 2017) – The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for US$20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

Cyclone Enawo struck the coast of Madagascar as a Category 4 cyclone on 7 March, causing extensive damage due to high winds and flooding in northeastern parts of the country. Between 8 and 10 March, the cyclone traced an arc nearly the length of the island nation, bringing heavy rainfall and flooding to central and southeastern areas.

23 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

In Afghanistan, the humanitarian situation in 2016 was defined by the increase in the geographical spread and intensity of the conflict.

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Somalia is in the grip of an intense drought, induced by consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. The country is on the brink of a famine, just six years after another famine led to the loss of a quarter of a million lives. In the worst-affected areas, inadequate rainfall and lack of water have wiped out crops and killed livestock, leaving half the population (6.2 million people) in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 3 million of these people cannot meet their daily food requirements.

23 Mar 2017 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC[1] y ACNUR y con información suministrada por la Personería Municipal y miembros del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC)

Desde el 14 de marzo, 38 personas (12 familias) de la comunidad Currupá se encuentran desplazadas en la cabecera municipal de Lloró, alojadas en la Casa del Adulto Mayor. El desplazamiento fue ocasionado por un combate entre el ELN y las Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia (AGC)/Clan del Golfo que se presentó el 12 de marzo en esta comunidad.

22 Mar 2017 description

See photos by Giles Clarke for Getty/OCHA

The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Somalia, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought. Hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes, walking long distances to find food, water and other essentials. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that Somalia is at risk of famine, putting millions of lives at stake.

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Key Messages

  • Good performance of the current growing season (Oct 2016 – April 2017) is critical for Southern Africa, after suffering from two consecutive droughts induced by a long lasting El Niño event which led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.