ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Madagascar: Response to cyclones and floods in Madagascar – MDG151

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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 494,965

Balance Requested: US$236,960

Geneva, 20 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

On 16 January, 2014 Tropical Cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky with heavy rains accompanied by strong winds of 100km/hr and a displacement of 15km/hr causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. The persistent heavy rainfalls brought about severe flooding in most parts of the country.

On 7 February 2015, Tropical Storm Fundi battered the coast of the southern region of Madagascar bringing sustained winds to the region of around 64 km/h (40 mph) worsening the situation following the passage of Cyclone Chedza and wide spread famine as a result of the drought in the region.

The ACT forum in Madagascar is planning to attend the affected communities through distribution of unconditional cash grants, food and NFI distribution and early recovery and livelihood restoration.

The ACT Secretariat is requesting urgent indications of pledges/funding latest by Friday 27 February 2015 to help the ACT members responding in Madagascar to make decisions and proceed with this response.