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13 Sep 2017 description
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Having a baby can be a stressful event in the life of any woman. Worrying when it will happen, if the baby will be healthy, and how much pain it will cause are typical concerns most women can relate to. Having a baby in the midst of a cyclone? Now that is another story.

On 7 March 2017 at 11:00 am, Jolita, 26, gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Tania in one of Medair’s cyclone shelters in Madagascar during Cyclone Enawo, which struck the northeast coast of Madagascar that day with Category 4 force.

02 Aug 2017 description
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Enawo. I’ll never forget that name! It may sound like an exotic destination with peaceful white sand beaches, but it was anything but peaceful. Cyclone Enawo struck the northeast coast of Madagascar on 7 March 2017 with Category 4 force.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Lausanne, 08 March 2017 – Tropical cyclone Enawo made landfall yesterday, Tuesday 7 March in Ampahana, on the northeastern coast of Madagascar, resulting in significant wind damage and flooding. Prior to landfall, the storm’s winds strengthened and reached 200km/h to 250km/h, making this one of the strongest storms to hit Madagascar in the last five years.

The eye of the storm passed through the districts of Maroantsetra and Mananara-Nord, among others, where so far four people have been killed.