Madagascar: Cyclone Hubert - Mar 2010
On 10 Mar 2010, Cyclone Hubert hit the East Coast of Madagascar. The moderate cyclone was accompanied by heavy rainfall, which caused flooding in seven districts namely Nosy Varika, Mananjary, Manakara, Vohipeno, Farafangana, Vangaindrano (south east) and Ambatondrazaka (middle east) districts. 192,000 persons were affected, 85 deaths were reported, 132 people were wounded and 35 people went missing. The road networks were damaged, leading to limited accesses to some of the affected areas. (IFRC, 23 Nov 2010)
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Thanks to favourable rainfall overall, Madagascar's 2010 food crop output was generally good, particularly rice, which is estimated to be about 4.7 million tonnes, more than 4 percent over 2009.
For the 2010/11 marketing season, the cereals supply and demand balance sheet shows a surplus of rice and root crops in cereals equivalent, but also a maize deficit as a result of lower production in the South, which will be covered by increased consumption of rice. It is estimated that 123 000 tonnes of wheat, which is not grown in the country, will have to be imported.
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The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely the Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg). The Indian Island Ocean (IOI) covers four countries; Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. 70 per cent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day.
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to
The 2010 plan was prepared based on the initial structure of the region known as the Eastern Africa Zone (EAZ) that comprised 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia,
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The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.
Written by: Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA (AlertNet) - South Pacific nations threatened with rising sea levels linked to climate change are looking to adopt a regional disaster insurance plan based on a lauded Caribbean scheme which aims to soften the economic impact of natural catastrophes.
The World Bank launched the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the first multi-country insurance scheme of its kind, in 2007, after Hurricane Ivan inflicted billions of dollars in losses on the region in 2004.
The scheme promises member governments prompt payouts after …
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.
Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over …
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Articles 2 and 4, and Article 15(3) thereof;
(1) The south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean region is exposed to a wide range of natural disasters, such as floods, cyclones, and volcanic eruptions,
(2) Local communities are very vulnerable to these disasters, the effects of which are compounded by socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, …
Les actions de l'ONU après la tempête tropicale Hubert.
Le 10 mars 2010 la tempête tropicale Hubert provenant de l'Océan Indien s'est abattue sur Madagascar et provoque des dommages graves sur la population, les habitations et les infrastructures. Le Système de Nations Unies à Madagascar, en collaboration avec le Gouvernement local et les partenaires locaux et internationaux, s'est mobilisée rapidement pour porter secours aux sinistrés et pour mettre en train des activités de reconstruction dans les zones plus gravement endommagées.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
- An assessment mission to the Angolan Province of Cunene found that 23,620 people have been affected by floods;
- In Madagascar, access to affected communities remains an issue.
By Fatratra Lalaina Andriamasinoro
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 12 April 2010 - After weeks of complete isolation for thousands of people in south-eastern Madagascar, aid continues to arrive in those areas worst affected by Tropical Storm Hubert.
The storm struck the south-east coast on 10 March.
Par Fatratra Lalaina Andriamasinoro
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 12 avril 2010 - Après des semaines d'isolement total pour des milliers de personnes du sud-est de Madagascar, l'aide humanitaire continue d'arriver dans ces zones qui ont été les plus touchées par la tempête tropicale Hubert.
La tempête a frappé la côte sud-est le 10 mars.
This report was issued by the Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa (ROSEA). It covers the period from 25 March to 09 April 2010. The next report will be issued within the next two weeks.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
-New floods have been reported in northern Namibia, with an estimated 1,000 people displaced;
- In Madagascar, an assessment found that more than 8,000 shelters were destroyed and over 34,000 damaged by the floods caused by Moderate Tropical Storm "Hubert".
"What hits us the most in these days of Easter is the Malagasy people's deep faith; many confess and think that that the recent passing of the tropical storm Hubert is a punishment for their sins", says to MISNA father Alexandre Rafanomezantsoa, founder of the Rakama radio station, meaning Light of the East Catholic Radio (also meaning "your best friend" in the Malagasy language).
1 April 2010
By Mbola Ranaivomanana, Malagasy Red Cross in Madagascar
It was near midnight when the tropical storm Hubert hit Madagascar's Mananjary district, on the night of 10 to 11 March 2010. 200,000 people were affected. Even before making landfall, Hubert had already caused heavy rains in several districts of the southern part of Madagascar.
It was near midnight when the tropical storm Hubert hit hard Madagascar's Mananjary district, on the night of 10 to 11 March 2010, leaving more than 185 613 people affected. A few days before landing, Hubert had already caused heavy rains in several districts of the southern part of Madagascar. The water rose in no time and the roofs of thousands of houses in Manakara and Vohipeno were no longer visible.
More than 83 people were left dead, 132 wounded and 34 still missing.