Madagascar: Cyclone Eline and Gloria - Feb 2000
Cyclones Eline (mid-February, 2000) and Gloria (early-March, 2000) hit the central and northern regions of Madagascar, leaving 184,000 people in need of immediate relief support out of a total of 737,000 affected. (IFRC, 5 Mar 2001) The worst affected areas were northern and central parts of the East Coast including the areas around the cities of Andapa, Antalaha, Vatomandry and Mahanoro, as well as Belo-Tsiribihina and Morondava on the West Coast. Some 114 villages and cities were said to be isolated by the floods or destruction of the transport infrastructure. (FAO, 13 Mar 2000)
Most read reports
- IFRC: Proper preparedness planning needed to reduce impact of disasters. 13 Oct 2004
- WFP: WFP Emergency Report No. 10 of 2000. 10 Mar 2000
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 4, 2000. 30 Sep 2000
- USAID: Southern Africa - Floods Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2000. 7 Mar 2000
- TNH: Southern Africa: Floods report 28 Mar 2000. 28 Mar 2000
By Tapiwa Gomo, Harare
Guy Norget in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Geneva, 22 March 2002
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
Floods in southern Africa have caused incredible amounts of damage. Houses, schools, roads, bridges, livestock and crops were all destroyed and peoples' lives were turned inside out when floods struck in 2000 and then again in 2001. Catholic Relief Services provided immediate emergency relief in 2000 and again in 2001, and is now shifting into longer-term rehabilitation projects to help the people of the region recover.
Après le passage du cyclone Eline, en février
2000, la situation nutritionnelle de habitants du district de Mannahoro,
sur la côte est de Madagascar, n'avait cessé de se dégrader.
En octobre 2000, MSF a ouvert en urgence 3 centres de nutrition thérapeutique, suivis d'un quatrième centre en décembre et a procédé à des distributions de rations alimentaires.
JOHANNESBURG, 7 March (IRIN) - The European Commission is to spend about US $841,000 in Madagascar to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities, most of which were affected during the floods which hit the country about one year ago.
Initial Budget: CHF 4,700,000 - Revised Budget: CHF 2,100,000
The Emergency and Description of the Appeal
Port-Louis, Mauritius - A group of 12 Christians leaves Seychelles 19 December for Madagascar to assist people affected by the recent cyclones on the south-east coast of that country.
La situation alimentaire des populations du centre-est et du sud de Madagascar a atteint un niveau critique.
Continuing its debate on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, the General Assembly this afternoon adopted, without a vote, a resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region (Kazakhstan). By the terms of that text, it stressed the need for extra efforts in solving problems with regard to the region and its population.
Above-normal rains in northern and central parts in the third dekad of October provided adequate soil moisture for planting of the main 2001 paddy crop. However, the southern maize growing areas remain dry. More rains are needed in these parts to avoid reduction in the area planted.
NEWS RELEASE COMU/F/49/00
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 31 October 2000
ABIDJAN, 31 OCTOBER 2000 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) approved today a loan of 6.52 million Units of Account (UA)* - approximately US $ 8.46 million to finance the Bank participation in the financing of the cyclones Eline, Gloria and Hudah damage repairs project in Madagascar.
The project objective is to open up the four provinces of Madagascar (Antsiranana, Majunga, Tuelar and Fiananaransto) in order to restore agricultural activities and access to social services, namely …
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.
Period covered: June - September 2000
Terrible floods this past Spring killed 650 people and affected more than two million individuals in Southern Africa, including Madagascar. Communities were devastated by the loss of homes, livestock and crops, school buildings, health clinics and roads.