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29 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• On 23 March 2017. humanitarian partners in Madagascar and the Government jointly launched a Flash Appeal for $20 million to provide support to 250,000 vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Enawo.

• Response activities are building momentum, with supplies. additional humanitarian organizations and staff arriving in the most-affected areas of north-eastern Madagascar.

29 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo, a category 4 cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and moved through the centre of the country as a tropical depression, exiting in the south-east on the morning of 10 March 2017. Strong winds ands floods damaged crops, infrastructure, schools and houses, temporarily displacing 247,000 people and injuring 253 people with 81 deaths.