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08 Oct 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 8 October (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Madagascar on Wednesday said it needed 2,000 mt of maize immediately to continue feeding some 270,000 beneficiaries across the 18 southern districts most affected by recent cyclones and ongoing drought conditions.

29 Aug 2003 description
report Caritas

Des catastrophes naturelles, des cas de malnutrition infantiles dans les familles démunies, un début de famine. Dans ce contexte difficile, Caritas Madagascar développe un programme d'aide alimentaire pour les populations les plus vulnérables. Le Secours Catholique/Caritas de France soutient cette action.

31 Jul 2003 description

On May 8, Cyclone Manou hit Vatomandry on the east coast of Madagascar with 112 mph winds. Manou battered the area for six hours before moving back out to sea and severely affected some 46,000 people who lost homes, belongings and agricultural property. CRS was working in Vatomandry before Cyclone Manou hit allowing them to quickly establish an emergency response.

25 Jul 2003 description
report IRIN

MBABANE, 25 July (IRIN) - The unreliability of the weather forecast is an old joke. But in Southern Africa, where cyclones and droughts have wreaked havoc, the ability of national weather services to coordinate and properly analyse data collection is deadly serious.
"Daily weather information is well disseminated in the 14 countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and to a certain extent understood, but it is debatable whether [the advice] is followed," SADC consultant Sipho Dlamini told IRIN.

20 Jun 2003 description


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

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Uganda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Guinea, (5) Mauritania

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

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

17 Jun 2003 description

ANTANANARIVO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has extended its emergency appeal for food aid in Madagascar until the end of 2003 because of the country's prevailing drought and recent cyclones that destroyed large tracts of infrastructure and affected thousands of people, the agency said Tuesday.

13 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Palestinian Territories, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan

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

C) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire, (2) Chad

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

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Ecuador

30 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) Tanzania, (6) Kenya, (7) Sudan, (8) Eritrea, (9) Ethiopia

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

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

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

23 May 2003 description


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

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

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

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

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

19 May 2003 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On May 19 (Mon), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance in kind (tents, blankets, water purifiers, plastic tanks and portable water tanks) equivalent to about 16 million yen to the Republic of Madagascar, which has sustained damage from a tropical cyclone.

    2. On the afternoon of May 9, tropical cyclone Manou hit the central east coast of Madagascar, causing heavy rains together with winds reaching 150 km/hour to the maximum instantaneous speed and resulting in massive damage to the east coast area.

19 May 2003 description

Saint-Denis, Reunion (PANA) - A week after Cyclone Manou hit the centre-eastern coast of Madagascar, the latest toll issued at the weekend by the National Rescue Committee (CNS) revealed that the disaster has killed 70 people and injured 85, while 19 people are reported missing.

19 May 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (IRIN) - The death toll from cyclone Manou, which battered the east coast of Madagascar earlier this month, has risen to 68 people with 86 injured, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in Antananarivo on Monday.
In Vatomandry, a town about 100 km south of Toamasina, at least 19 people are still reported missing and the number of people without shelter now stands at 47,000.

Manou made landfall over Madagascar on 8 May, flooding rice fields and disrupting power and communication links.

16 May 2003 description


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

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

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

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

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

16 May 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0072
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone Manou

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