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
- 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
- RIACSO: Southern African Humanitarian Crisis Update - April 2007. 30 Apr 2007
- OCHA: Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Revised Madagascar Floods Flash Appeal 2007. 14 May 2007
This report is a short situation update. A more complete report will be released by the beginning of next week, when assessments of the situation will be available.
1. The following regions are hardest hit by the cyclone Indlala: Diana, Sava, Sofia, Boeny, Betsiboka, Alaotra Mangoro, Atsinanana, Analajirofo, Vatovavy-Fitovinany, Atsimo-Atsinanana.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Responding to the Government of Madagascar's request for international assistance, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Henderson M. Patrick declared a disaster due to widespread flooding from Cyclone Indlala. As a result, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided $100,000 in assistance to Madagascar for this disaster and other recent tropical storms and cyclones.
Le secrétariat de la Stratégie internationale pour la prévention des catastrophes (SIPC) appelle la communauté internationale à investir plus dans les politiques de réduction de catastrophes pour réduire l'impact des évènements extrêmes liés aux phénomènes hydro-météorologiques
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat urges the international community to invest more in disaster risk reduction to reduce the impacts of extreme weather events.
" What is currently happening in Madagascar is a good illustration of what can happen in many countries. Madagascar is suffering from the worst cyclone season this year with more than 6 cyclones since December and a total of more than 60 12 people dead and thousands forced to leave their flooded homes," said Sálvano Briceño, Director of the UN/ISDR secretariat.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is supporting people in Antalaha, Madagascar affected by Cyclone Indlaha. Antalaha is located 354 miles north of Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo.
On Thursday March 15, Cyclone Indlaha swept through the town destroying buildings and infrastructure. The storm killed 12 people and left more than 14,000 others homeless. In the Sofia region, the storm caused the death of a young man who drowned while trying to save his mother from the rising waters of the Sofia River.
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This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Madagascar, in close cooperation with the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa, based on information provided by the National Office of Disasters and Risks Management (BNGRC) of the Government of Madagascar, UN agencies, IFRC, NGOs and the Red Cross and media reports.
1. 10 days after the cyclone Indlala struck several regions of Madagascar are affected.
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Selon les estimations de CARE et des autres ONG internationales sur place, le nombre de personnes touchées par le cyclone Indlala qui a frappé Madagascar le 15 mars, serait plus important que précédemment rapporté.
Selon le gouvernement malgache environ 90 000 personnes ont été touchées par la catastrophe. CARE a effectué une reconnaissance aérienne de la région Nord-est du pays et y a déjà déployé de nombreuses équipes. CARE estime plutôt à 200 000 le nombre de personnes affectées dans les deux zones les plus touchées, Antahala et Maroantsetra, dont au moins 75 000 sont sans-abri.
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Madagascar -- Medair is racing to supply access to safe water and hygiene to prevent the spread of disease, after Cyclone Indlala struck an already highly-vulnerable population.
In Madagascar, cyclone season always holds the potential for disaster, but seldom has this country been so repeatedly and extensively affected as it has been this year.
New figures for the number of people affected by Cyclone Indlala, which hit Madagascar on March 15, indicate that the impact of the storm was much greater than previously reported.
La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance un appel d'urgence préliminaire de 773 000 francs suisses (€ 637,000 / US$ 477,000) afin de soutenir l'opération d'assistance de la Croix-Rouge malgache pour les personnes affectées par le passage du cyclone Indlala dans certaines régions de Madagascar.
Le cyclone Indlala a atteint les côtes malgaches le 15 mars dernier, ravageant la côte nord-est et les …
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching a preliminary emergency appeal for 773,000 Swiss francs (US$ 637,000, € 477,000) to help the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) respond to Cyclone Indlala, which devastated parts of the island of Madagascar.
Cyclone Indlala hit Madagascar on March 15. It ravaged the north-eastern coastline and surrounding areas with strong winds of up to 165 km/h.
The number of people affected by Cyclone Indlala, which hit Madagascar on March 15, is likely to be around 225,000 - much higher than first reported, according to CARE International today.
An aerial survey by CARE indicates that 75,000 people have been affected in the north-eastern district of Antahala alone, with around 15,000 people left homeless.
Field assessments by CARE and other NGOs in the Maroantsetra area, indicate that at least a further 150,000 people have been affected and that villages with a population of around 60,000 people are still totally underwater.
by Anita Swarup in Nairobi
Cyclone Indhala, the fifth cyclone to hit the Indian Ocean island state of Madagascar in the space of three months, has exacerbated food insecurity on the island, destroying crops and hampering relief operations.
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Period covered by this update: 17 March to 21 March, 2007.
History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:
CHF 35,000 was allocated from the Federation's Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) on 7 March 2007 to facilitate an assessment of the …
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