Madagascar: Cyclone Indlala - Mar 2007
Cyclone Indlala hit the north-eastern coast of the Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar on 15 Mar 2007. The cyclone ravaged the immediate area in its path (mainly Maroantsetra) and left considerable damage on the northeast and northwest regions. Cyclone Indlala was the fifth cyclone to have hit Madagascar within the past months. (IFRC, 24 Oct 2008) Cyclone Indlala destroyed houses in the town of Antalaha as well as in the surrounding villages, and affected 60,000 people. (IFRC, 23 Apr 2007)
Most read reports
- OCHA: OCHA Natural Disaster Bulletin No. 8. 31 Oct 2007
- TNH: Southern Africa: New money to mitigate disaster. 24 Jul 2008
- RIACSO: Southern African Humanitarian Crisis Update - April 2007. 30 Apr 2007
- UNICEF: UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Madagascar Donor Update 3 Apr 2007. 3 Apr 2007
- WFP: WFP Operational Priorities - 22 Mar 2007. 22 Mar 2007
JOHANNESBURG, 24 July 2008 (IRIN) - In an effort to mitigate the negative impact of climate change, new funding by European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) will help bolster disaster risk reduction and community resilience in Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and the Comoros.
A statement released on 23 July said the EC had extended the scope of its disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO) with a new allocation of ?5 million (US$7.8 million) for the four southern African countries.
"This is an important step in supporting communities that are particularly …
Item 73 (a) of the provisional agenda (A/62/323)
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.
Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations
As of 23 April, WFP's total needs to feed more than 79 million people are estimated at US$3.3 billion. Taking into account donations of more than US$989 million, and carry over stocks, the organisation still has to raise more than US$1.8 billion in 2007 to assist its projected beneficiaries.
Regional: Early recovery efforts are underway across several countries in the region after months of emergency efforts. More than a million people's livelihoods are still fragile due to a loss of crops and other assets in Madagascar, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Humanitarian agencies are concerned about the ability of communities to rebound from these disasters.
Madagascar: Cyclone Jaya hit the northeastern coast of Madagascar on 3 April, resulting in more crop damage and further complicating relief efforts.
"ESTABLISHING GLOBAL OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE FROM COLLAPSED STRUCTURES"
International disaster managers responding to earthquakes bemoan the multiplicity and wide range of professional capability, amongst responders professing to be USAR teams. In Bam, Iran during the 2003 earthquake approximately 1300 responders from 34 countries had arrived by day three. Normally the Government of the affected country has limited knowledge of the operational capabilities of teams that arrive.
Clashes in Chad, cyclones in Mozambique and shelling in Sri Lanka.
Slow to start seasonal rains are leading to dry conditions in much of eastern Kenya and adjacent regions where pastoral and marginal agricultural populations have not yet recovered from the severe 2005-2006 drought.
Belg regions of southwestern Ethiopia continue to receive above normal precipitation, and rains are expanding into adjacent portions of the country.
JOHANNESBURG, 5 April 2007 (IRIN) - Following months of erratic weather local authorities and aid agencies warn they are stretched beyond capacity in Southern Africa, where unusually heavy rains, a string of cyclones, severe flooding and extreme drought continue to threaten the lives of over a million people.
Communities in Madagascar, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are struggling to recover. "The region has been exceptionally hard hit this year.
Remnants of Cyclone Jaya will bring locally heavy rainfall to areas of Madagascar and northern coastal Mozambique during the next week.
Though portions of The Horn are experiencing slow to start seasonal rainfall, areas of the Ethiopian Highlands have seen moderate to heavy precipitation.
While poor seasonal rains have negatively affected crops in parts of the Maize Triangle, southern Zimbabwe, and southern Mozambique, recent rains will improve conditions in the Limpopo Basin.
The Water Requirements Satisfaction Index, shown below, indicates broad regions of poor water …
(Johannesburg, 4 April 2007): Cyclones and flooding continue to batter numerous countries in southern Africa, threatening the lives of over a million vulnerable people. Although regional capacity for disaster and emergency preparedness and response has increased in recent years, the early arrival of the rainy season with unusually heavy rains and an unprecedented series of cyclones and tropical storms have stretched local authorities and humanitarian partners to the limit.
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN AND WOMEN AFFECTED BY FLOODS, CYCLONES AND DISEASE OUTBREAKS
- Large populations have been affected by floods in Zambia and Mozambique, while up to 100,000 people still struggle to cope in the aftermath of cyclone Favio. UNICEF is responding to the needs of displaced children and women in the sectors water, health and education.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.
Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations
Drought conditions have resulted in crop failure across western parts of RSA's Maize Triangle, Lesotho and southern Zimbabwe, with crop stress in the eastern part of the Maize Triangle as well as central Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Drought conditions have developed in eastern Botswana and southern Mozambique as well.
Flood waters on the Zambezi and Shire rivers are slowly receding. Good rains this season have resulted in favorable growing condition in northern Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola and Namibia.
Appel de la FAO pour une assistance au Mozambique et à Madagascar
20 mars 2007, Rome - Des inondations dues aux fortes pluies et des cyclones ont détruit des milliers d'hectares de cultures et d'infrastructures en Afrique australe. Le Mozambique, Madagascar et la Zambie ont essuyé les plus gros dégâts.
Rome, 20 March 2007- Floods and cyclones have destroyed many thousands of hectares of crops and infrastructure in southern Africa, with the greatest damage in Mozambique, Madagascarand Zambia. However, the heavy precipitation may have beneficial effects in other parts of these countries, compensating partly for crop losses.
FAO has requested close to $3.8 million to provide assistance to flood-affected communities in Mozambiqueand Madagascar, as part of joint UN humanitarian appeals launched in the past week.