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15 May 2003 description
report IRIN

BEDARO VILLAGE, 15 May (IRIN) - As Noelene Sana struggled to breast-feed her newborn baby, she was preparing a "meal" of nothing more than cactus leaves and salted water for the rest of her six children.

15 May 2003 description

Geneva, 15 May 2003 - On Sunday, May 4 2003, a climatic disruption in the Indian Ocean (about 900 km north east off Madagascars' coast) developed into a cyclone Manou. On Thursday afternoon , May 8, the cyclone hit the central east coast of Madagascar between Brickaville and Vatomandry . It swept over the central east regions of the country: Brickaville, Vatomandry, Mahanoro, Tanambao-Manampotsy, exiting Madagascar between Nosy-Varika and Mananjary on Saturday evening, May 10.

14 May 2003 description

Déclaration d'une porte-parole adjointe du Quai d'Orsay

(Paris, le 14 mai 2003) - La France tient à exprimer sa sympathie au peuple malgache frappé par le cyclone Manou qui a entraîné de nombreuses victimes et causé d'importants dégâts.

Les autorités malgaches et les bailleurs de fonds se sont réunis à Tananarive pour étudier les besoins et coordonner l'aide internationale aux sinistrés.

La France entend prendre toute sa part à cet effort de solidarité internationale à l'égard de Madagascar.

14 May 2003 description

A first humanitarian convoy carrying 4,500 kg of relief items reached the flood-affected Madagascan city of Vatomandry yesterday evening by boat, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said today.

14 May 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0069
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone Manou

14 May 2003 description
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Data Source: OCHA Situation Report Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone Manou (14 May 2003)
In Consultation with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar.

13 May 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 13 May (IRIN) - At least 20 people have died and thousands have been affected by tropical cyclone Manou which battered Madagascar's east coast last week.

13 May 2003 description
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Data Source:  IFRC Madagascar: Floods Information Bulletin No. 1 (12 May 2003)

09 May 2003 description
report IRIN

ANTANANARIVO, 9 May (IRIN) - Tropical cyclone Manou hammered Madagascar's east coast on Friday, flooding rice fields and leaving dozens of people without shelter.

09 May 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Rwanda, (5) Uganda, (6) Kenya, (7) Sudan, (8) Eritrea, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Djibouti

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Liberia, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea

D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar, (11) Comoros

08 May 2003 description

After a recent visit to Ethiopia, Catholic Relief Services' Executive Director, Ken Hackett warned of an impending famine in the country. "More people are affected by this food shortage than in 1984, when one million lives were lost," Hackett said.
"We are aware that there are other events in the world that are demanding attention, but, just as we pledged in December, we will not and cannot let the people of Africa go unnoticed."

08 May 2003 description

Tropical Cyclone Manou developed in the Indian Ocean on the 3rd and was located near the east coast of Madagascar on the 8th with maximum sustained winds near 120 km/hr (65 knots or 75 mph).
Image Courtesy of Joint Typhoon Warning Center

02 May 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Eritrea, (3) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Sierra Leone

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Comoros, (3) Madagascar, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Lesotho, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Malawi, (9) Tanzania, (10) Zambia, (11) Angola, (12) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Regional, (2) Bolivia, (3) Colombia, (4) Ecuador, (5) Guatemala, (6) Nicaragua

25 Apr 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Kenya, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Uganda

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Guinea

D) Southern Africa: (1) Angola, (2) Lesotho, (3) Madagascar, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Swaziland, (8) Zambia, (9) Zimbabwe

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Colombia, (2) Cuba, (3) Peru

25 Apr 2003 description

ANTANANARIVO - Worsening drought and rising malnutrition rates have forced thousands of people to leave towns in southern Madagascar to search for food, water and work, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday.