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24 Apr 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017

L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.

11 Apr 2017 description

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €47 million to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflict and displacement, as well as widespread food insecurity and natural disasters.

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since early 2015, the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region has faced widespread food shortages owing to the worst drought in 35 years which was exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Two consecutive failed rainy seasons have left 13.8 million people in need of emergency food assistance.

14 Mar 2017 description

Situation

• Tropical Cyclone ENAWO made landfall over north-eastern Madagascar on 7 March and then moved west southwest over land and towards the southern areas, crossing the country.

• Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge, has been affecting the country, causing casualties and damage.

12 Mar 2017 description

◾According to the situational report of 11 March from the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) of Madagascar the national authorities have dropped the alert level for Grand Tana from red to yellow.

◾The report also indicates, as of 11 March 15.00 p.m. local time: 50 fatalities, 20 persons missing, 183 injured and 110 693 persons displaced.

10 Mar 2017 description

• Following the passage of Tropical Cyclone ENAWO, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge have been affecting the country, causing casualties and damage.
Approx. 189 mm of rain in 24 h have been recorded in Mananjary municipality and 153 mm of rain in 24 h have been recorded in Fort-Dauphin over 8-9 March.

10 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO made landfall over north-eastern Madagascar on 7 March and then moved west south-west over land and towards southern areas, weakening and dissipating. Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge, has been affecting the north-eastern and central-eastern regions of the country, causing casualties and damage. Approx. 131 mm of rain in 24 h have been recorded in the capital Antananarivo over 7-8 March.

08 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving towards north-eastern areas of Madagascar, strengthening. On 7 March morning, it made landfall over Antalaha district, near Antalaha city, as an intense Tropical Cyclone, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 210-230 km/h.
After the landfall it started moving over land, weakening.

08 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving towards north-eastern areas of Madagascar, strengthening. On 7 March morning, it made landfall over Antalaha district, near Antalaha city, with a max. sustained wind speed of 220-230 km/h. On 7 March at 18.00 (UTC), its centre was located approx. 90 km south-west of Antalaha city and had max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

08 Mar 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the southwestern Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern areas in Madagascar, strengthening. On 07 March morning it made landfall over Antalaha district, near Antalha city, with an approximate maximum sustained wind speed between 220 and 230 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours it is forecast to continue moving south-west over northern and central Madagascar, weakening into a Tropical Storm.

07 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 7 March at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 50 km north-east of Antalaha city (Antsiranana Province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 231 km/h.
06 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION

  • TC ENAWO continued moving west southwest over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 6 March at 06.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 400 km north-east of Ambohitralanana (Antsiranana Province), and it had a max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving west south-west towards the north-eastern coast of Madagascar, strengthening.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ENAWO continued moving west south-west over the south-western Indian Ocean and towards north-eastern Madagascar, strengthening. On 6 March at 06.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 400 km north-east of Antalaha city (Antsiranana Province), and it had a maximum sustained wind speed of 167 km/hour.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving west south-west towards the north-eastern coast of Madagascar, strengthening.

05 Mar 2017 description

◾Tropical Storm ENAWO - 17 has further intensified and upgraded to a Category One Tropical Cyclone with a potential to reach the Category Three within the next two days, mainly affecting the north-eastern coast of Madagascar. Further wind and rainfall intensification is expected.

◾The humanitarian impact may be high based on the maximum wind speed and the vulnerability of the potentially affected population.