Madagascar: Cyclone Clovis - Jan 2007
Tropical cyclone Clovis developed in the southern Indian Ocean on 31 Dec 2006 and made landfall along the east coast of Madagascar on 3 Jan 2007 with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/hour. After heavy rainfall from the passage of a cold front, flooding and mudslides were the primary effects especially in Mananjary, located 250 kilometers to the south-east of Antananarivo (the capital). One death was reported in Ankadirano and 2,587 people were displaced from homes in Mahatsara-Sud, Tsiatosiaka and Tsaravary communes when more than 400 houses were destroyed by strong winds or floods. (IFRC, 17 Dec 2007)
Most read reports
- UNICEF: UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Madagascar Donor Update 3 Apr 2007. 3 Apr 2007
- IFRC: Madagascar: Fifth cyclone hits island bulletin no. 1/2007. 16 Mar 2007
- swisspeace: FAST Update Madagascar: Trends in conflict and cooperation Apr - May 2007. 31 May 2007
- IFRC: Indian Ocean Sub-regional Programmes Appeal No.MAA64002 Programme Update No. 4. 13 Aug 2007
- OCHA: Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Revised Madagascar Floods Flash Appeal 2007. 14 May 2007
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.
Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands.
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
Programme summary: Several partners are committed to supporting the restructuring of the Malagasy Red Cross society. Implementation of activities was delayed due to the internal crisis and a hectic 2006/2007 cyclone season. Most of 2007 was spent on disaster response, although some aspects of disaster preparedness were thoroughly addressed in the second half of 2007.
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This report covers the period of 01//01/2007 to 30/06/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.
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Programme Summary: In February 2007, a partnership meeting was held in Madagascar and all partners committed to support the overall …
- Distribution of non-food items by helicopter for 202 target families in isolated communities (not previously reported) has been completed by 30 Monday July 2007.
- In the meantime, the opportunity of having the helicopter has been taken to visit the most isolated localities affected to evaluate the impact of the response and the status of health facilities.
- Construction of ALURONDA structures for schools has started in the north.
SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS
A complementary distribution by road and helicopter targeting 542 families in the …
By Elizabeth Donderewicz , Intern, National Headquarters
In Madagascar, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, agriculture-primarily the farming of rice and vanilla-thrives because of the mild climate. In the last several months, however, the island has become proficient in growing an unwelcome crop: mosquitoes.
Since December, a series of cyclones devastated crops, homes and roads throughout Madagascar, causing destruction without precedent in the country's recorded history.
Zimbabwe: The country's agricultural production is estimated at 500,000 tonnes, representing a 44 percent drop from last year, according to preliminary CFSAM results. More than two million people are expected to face food shortages from July, peaking to more than four million during the hunger season in the first quarter of 2008. The Government is importing maize from Malawi and Zambia.
- Reconstruction activities conducted in Ambanja will be monitored from the Antsohihy base from this point onwards.
- The Elaborated Lessons Learned (ELLE) workshop was held internally to monitor and document lessons learned and good practices from the phase I response to the humanitarian crisis. The outcome will be applied to the recovery phase and to improve the Emergency Preparedness Response Plan 2007- 2008.
- A United Nations Country Team (UNCT) emergency thematic group was held on 12 June.
Pledges & contributions
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of seven new contributions totalling $13,868,771.89 as of 1 June. The contributions were made by Armenia ($5,000), Belgium ($2,988,913.90), Finland ($6,726,000), Hungary ($10,000), Israel ($15,000), Switzerland ($4,113,857.99), and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Humanity First ($10,000). New pledges were announced by Austria ($409,836) and Italy ($1,289,482.50) for 2007.
Cáritas. 14 de junio de 2007.- Cáritas Española acaba de aprobar sendos proyectos en Madagascar y Malí para apoyar, en un caso, el plan de emergencia puesto en marcha por la Cáritas Malgache para paliar los efectos de los ciclones que asolaron la parte septentrional de la isla el pasado mes de marzo y, en otro, un programa de rehabilitación de graneros en la diócesis de San, en Malí.
Depuis le début de l'année, trois dépressions tropicales suivies de pluies abondantes ont généré d'importantes inondations sur l'ensemble de l'île de Madagascar. Les ravages causés mi-mars par le cyclone Indlala, puis à nouveau par le cyclone Jaia, en avril dernier, ont rendu la situation de la région encore plus catastrophique.
The last helicopter rotation supplied 232 families (1510 people) identified as seriously affected with food, non-food items (NFI) and school supplies in the municipality of Ambolidibe (district of Befandriana) on 14 May.
On 23 May a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sensitizing information day in Bealanana district (Sofia region) with 143 mayors, police force (gendarmerie) and health agents has been successfully held. The local authorities warmly thanked UNICEF for all their emergency interventions.
Food Security Assessments: Two new reports on Zimbabwe and Swaziland from WFP/FAO Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions (CFSAM) have been released, and a third on Lesotho is expected shortly. Vulnerability Assessment Committees are also collecting data in seven countries and results are expected in late June and early July. The results of these assessments will provide a more complete analysis of food security in the region.
Zimbabwe: Almost one-third of the Zimbabwean population - 4.1 million persons - may face food shortages by early next year.
Table of Contents
The Madagascar cyclone season 2006-2007
2. Assessment methodology
3. Assessment results
a. Potential environmental emergencies
JOHANNESBURG, 24 May 2007 (IRIN) - Much of Madagascar had already been suffering from drought before the worst cyclone season in years hit the Indian Ocean Island.
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