Tropical Cyclone Giovanna - Feb 2012
Tropical cyclone Giovanna made landfall on the eastern coast of Madagascar on 14 February as a category 4 tropical cyclone (UNCT, 14 Feb 2012).
Twelve days after the passing of cyclone Giovanna, 28 deaths have been reported, while the number of people injured is estimated at 118. To date, around 3,000 people are still displaced in temporary shelters, in particular in the eastern districts of Brickaville, Vatomandry, in the north-central district of Mampikony, and in the capital city, Antananarivo. (UNCT, 28 Feb 2012)
This volume is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course 'Environment and Migration', taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between environmental change and migration flows. The best of these papers have been selected and edited, and are presented in this volume.
The Final Report has been re issued to reflect the revision of the Final Financial report.
Period covered by this Final Report: 21/02/2012 to 22/12/2012
Appeal target (current): CHF 831,512.
Appeal coverage: 60%
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 March 2012 to support the Madagascar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 5,000 households (approximately 25,000 beneficiaries) for nine months.
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December, 2012.
Period covered by this Final Report: 21 February to 22 December 2012
Appeal target (current): CHF 831,512.
Appeal coverage: 60%
· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 22 March 2012 to support the Madagascar Red Cross Society (MRCS) to assist 5,000 households (approximately 25,000 beneficiaries) for nine months.
Last year, Cyclone Giovanna destroyed more than 1,400 schools along Madagascar’s east coast. Children continued to learn – in temporary classrooms.
By Daniel Timme
BRICKAVILLE, Madagascar, 13 February 2013 – Marie Helene is visiting the ruins of her former school. Among the rubble under the destroyed thatched roof, she points to where her desk used to be, before Cyclone Giovanna lashed the east coast of Madagascar and left more than 1,400 classrooms destroyed in Brickaville and Vatomandry districts.
Dans la nuit du 13 février 2012, une intense tempête tropicale, appelée Giovanna, s’est abattue sur la côte Est de Madagascar. 10 jours plus tard, les mêmes régions ont été frappées par Irina, un orage tropical qui a provoqué d’importantes inondations.
CARE s’est immédiatement mobilisée pour répondre à la catastrophe et venir en aide aux populations affectées. Un an après ces événements, Emmanuel LAN CHUN YANG, responsable du pôle urgences de CARE France, s’est rendu à Madagascar pour dresser le bilan des programmes mis en place par nos équipes locales.
In March 2011, ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member and Rotarian Peter Pearce (AU) was sent on deployment to storm-hit Madagascar. He was part of the second team in to deliver emergency shelter to families displaced in a southern area completely devastated by a cyclone. Having seen the desperate circumstances these families were living in, Peter wanted to do more for them upon his return to Australia.
JOHANNESBOURG, 27 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a besoin de 6,1 millions de dollars pour pré-positionner des fournitures d'urgence dans les régions vulnérables aux cyclones. Cette opération, qui est aujourd'hui menacée par le manque de fonds, permet d'apporter une réponse plus rapide aux catastrophes naturelles qui s'abattent régulièrement sur Madagascar.
JOHANNESBURG, 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - A US$6.1 million funding shortfall is jeopardizing the World Food Programme's (WFP) practice of pre-positioning relief supplies in many areas vulnerable to cyclones. The practice results in quicker response times to Madagascar's clockwork-like natural disasters.
This report covers the period 01/01/2012 to 30/06/2012
Prone as they are to natural disasters the Indian Ocean Islands are yet again experiencing both cyclones and flash floods. During the reporting period both Madagascar and the Comoros were hit by disasters, as heavy storms hit Madagascar and heavy rains flooded parts of the Comoros.
In this issue
2012/13 Seasonal Rainfall Forecast P.1
Regional Food Security Worsens P.2
Comoros Early Recovery Plan P.5
Regional Humanitarian Trainings P.5
Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, les opérations de l’UNICEF et le gouvernement de Madagascar ont signé, 23 août 2012, à Brickaville (environ 250 km à l’est d’Antananarivo) un protocole d’accord de don d’un million de dollars, en financement de la remise en état des infrastructures sociales dans le pays.
The African Development Bank Group, UNICEF and the Government of Madagascar signed a US $1-million grant agreement to fund rehabilitation of social infrastructure in the country following the devastating cyclones Giovanna and Irina, which hit the country in February. The signing took place on August 23 in Brickaville, about 250 km east of Antananarivo.
Le Gouvernement du Japon a alloué une contribution de 2 millions de dollars qui permet au PAM d’acheter environ 2000 tonnes de vivres. Cette aide est arrivée au grand port de Toamasina, à l’Est de Madagascar.
par Volana Rarivoson
The Japanese Government has allocated US$ 2 million to purchase 2,000mt of food, which has now arrived in Madagascar and will be distributed through food-for-work activities in cyclone affected eastern and southeastern regions.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and revised on 22 June 20101, and in particular Article 72 thereof,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2007 of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement2, and in particular Articles 5.4 and 8 thereof;
“I was about to make the worst mistake of my life,” says Angeline, a disabled widow and mother of three living in Madagascar. “Our house collapsed in the storm, and my children hadn’t eaten anything for almost three days. The baby was 11 months old and only weighed 6 kilogrammes.”
“I was on the point of sending my 13-year-old daughter into prostitution when the CRS-Caritas work programme accepted me.”
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Rice production provisionally estimated to decline in 2012 following damage from adverse weather
- An estimated 84 000 households currently facing severe food insecurity
Estimated decline in rice production following cyclone damage
This revised appeal replaces the one issued on 11 June 2012. The main reason for the revision was to scale up activities for clearing and rehabilitation of irrigation canals, and reopening of feeder roads but also to accommodate a pledge of US5, 000 from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). No major changes have been made to the planned activities and the budget. All changes are highlighted in yellow.
BRICKAVILLE, 1 juillet 2012 (IRIN) - Edwige Solo et ses enfants émaciés se sont réfugiés dans la ville côtière de Brickaville, dans la région malgache de l’Atsinanana, pour fuir les répercussions du cyclone Giovanna, qui a dévasté la région.
Mme Solo et deux de ses quatre enfants ont été amenés en ville par son ex-beau-frère quand les emplois saisonniers dans les vergers et les rizières — ses seuls moyens de survie après que son mari a abandonné sa famille — sont devenus quasi inexistants.