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08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

11 Jun 2004 description

This document aims to highlight commonalities and trends in humanitarian needs and response, drawing examples where appropriate from specific situations where the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) takes place. It is not meant to be a condensed repetition of the 2004 CAP Mid-Year Reviews, each of which tells its own story and is the result of broad, inclusive, and intensive input from field offices and headquarters of appealing organisations.

03 May 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 3 May 2004 (IRIN) - The almost complete destruction of rice fields in Madagascar's northern province of Mahajanga, after a series of severe cyclones, is expected to jeopardise long-term agricultural production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday.

16 Mar 2004 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 16 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind worth about 16 million yen (tents, generators, water purifiers, shovels, soaps and flashlights) to the Government of the Republic of Madagascar, which sustained a cyclone disaster.
27 Feb 2004 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On February 27 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind worth about 13 million yen (tents, plastic sheets, electricity generators, cord reels, water purifiers, and short-and-medium-wave radios) to the Government of the Republic of Madagascar, which sustained a cyclone disaster.
25 Feb 2004 description

The Federal Foreign Office is making available some 70,000 euro from its humanitarian aid budget for victims of the tropical cyclone "Elita". The German Embassy in Antananarivo will use these funds to distribute goods such as foodstuffs and medicines to the victims in cooperation with German and international relief agencies operating on the ground. The rehabilitation of the water supply and damaged healthcare facilities in the region will also be undertaken.

18 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0023

OCHA Situation Report No.2
Madagascar-Cyclone Elita
18 February 2004

This report is based on information provided by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar and the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa.

16 Feb 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 16 February (IRIN) - Madagascar has appealed for international assistance after tropical storm Elita killed 29 people and left thousands homeless.

04 Feb 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0011
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Madagascar - Cyclone Elita

04 Feb 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 4 February (IRIN) - Four people have been killed and 13,000 left homeless after tropical cyclone "Elita" returned to Madagascar for the second time in a week.

04 Feb 2004 description
map ReliefWeb

The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) at the NASA Goddard Space
Flight Center monitors rainfall over the global tropics

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03 Feb 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Feb 3, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The tropical storm "Elita", that returned to the Mozambique Channel on Monday, affected four Mozambican coastal provinces, local media reported Tuesday.

The Mozambique's National Meteorology Institute (INAM) has upgraded "Elita" to the category of a "severe tropical storm", and has warned that conditions for shipping in the central and northern parts of the Mozambique Channel are unsafe while the storm lasts.

Winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour have been generated by the storm.

30 Jan 2004 description
report Xinhua

MAPUTO, Jan 30, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 2,000 houses and other buildings were destroyed by the passage of tropical storm "Elita" across the northern Mozambican province of Nampula on Thursday, local media reported Friday.

The most affected areas were in the districts of Memba, Nacala- a-Velha, and Mogincual, and Nampula city itself, where houses, mostly built in flimsy materials, were either completely destroyed, or severely damaged.

30 Jan 2004 description

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

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

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

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

E) Asia: (1) Myanmar, (2) DPRK

29 Jan 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 29 Jan 2004 (IRIN) - One person has been killed and hundreds left without shelter after a tropical cyclone hammered the northwestern coastal town of Mahajanga in Madagascar on Wednesday evening.