Madagascar

Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Revised Madagascar Floods Flash Appeal 2007

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Madagascar Country Team is appealing for a revised target of $19,466,803(1) to support the Government of Madagascar in its efforts to address the humanitarian needs arising from the tropical storms and floods affecting the country over the past months. The Madagascar Flash Appeal was developed in partnership with the Malagasy National Office for Disaster Management and Preparedness (BNGRC), through the collaborative efforts of United Nations agencies and international and national humanitarian organisations present in the country. The Appeal provides a framework for a common inter-agency understanding of priorities, based on identified and reported needs. Following flash appeal practice, this revision incorporates refined information, plus new projects to respond to the effects of two cyclones that struck since the launch of the original appeal.

Madagascar is prone to natural disasters, including endemic drought, flooding and recurrent cyclones, regularly causing damage to local communities and setbacks to economic growth. The humanitarian implications of these various natural disasters are particularly significant, since Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 143 out of 177 countries on the Human Development Index in 2006. Seasonal food insecurity is not uncommon; however as the lean season coincides with the cyclone season (December-April), seasonal food insecurity is often aggravated by the effects of natural disasters such as cyclones and floods. Moreover, coping strategies among vulnerable populations are limited.

Between 24 December 2006 and 26 February 2007, cyclones Bondo and Clovis, and the intense tropical storms Gamede and Favio, hit various regions of the country. Two more cyclones, Indlala and Jaya, struck Madagascar on 15 March and 3 April, respectively. This year's unusually early and heavy rainy season brought excessive rains to most parts of the island. These conditions contributed to heavy flooding in heavily populated and cultivated areas throughout the country, including the capital region, the northwest, the northeast, and the southeast. The food security situation has dramatically deteriorated, and the risk of maternal and child mortality linked to lack of access to and quality of services, and water- and vector-borne diseases, has increased. The situation could further deteriorate if timely assistance is not provided to address immediate needs and restore agricultural production and livelihoods before next year's cyclone season.

As a result of the large-scale response since late December, in-country resources have been exhausted. In February, the Malagasy Government launched an appeal calling for international solidarity and assistance in meeting humanitarian needs stemming from the severe flooding and the lack of access to affected areas. In tandem with the Government's appeal, the United Nations Country Team decided to launch a Flash Appeal, requesting the support of the international community. The Appeal is now being revised to include the new needs created by cyclones Indlala and Jaya, plus refinement of information, needs assessment, and coordinated plans for the areas struck by the preceding storms.

The beneficiaries of the proposed activities of this Flash Appeal will be more than 450,000 people affected by cyclones, floods and heavy rains throughout the country. The planning horizon is six months, from 15 March to 15 September 2007. The Appeal includes projects with total budgets amounting to $19,466,803.(2) Of this, $9,697,912 has been covered through fundraising with international donors, agency unearmarked funds, and the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). A funding gap of $9,768,891 remains.

Notes:

(1) All dollar figures in this document are United States dollars. Funding for this appeal should be reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS, fts@reliefweb.int), which will display its requirements and funding on the CAP 2007 page.

(2) The amounts appealed for in the revised Flash Appeal are net of the emergency resources already invested by organisations to quickly start the emergency response to the floods and cyclones.

Table I: Madagascar Floods Flash Appeal 2007
List of Appeal Projects (grouped by non-standard sector), with funding status of each as of 11 May 2007
http://www.reliefweb.int/fts
Compiled by OCHA on the basis of information provided by donors and appealing organisations

Non-standard Sector

Value in US$
Original Requirements

A
Revised Requirements

B
Funding


C
% Covered


C/B
Unmet Requirements

B-C
Uncommitted Pledges

D
AGRICULTURAL RECOVERY
1,572,500
1,672,500
573,576
34%
1,098,924
-
EARLY RECOVERY
65,000
620,000
15,000
2%
605,000
-
EDUCATION
125,000
1,084,000
125,000
12%
959,000
-
FOOD SECURITY
5,196,000
10,405,132
6,598,393
63%
3,806,739
-
HEALTH
738,000
2,768,994
873,234
32%
1,895,760
-
LOGISTICS
60,000
708,677
60,000
8%
648,677
-
NUTRITION
1,040,000
1,140,000
775,040
68%
364,960
-
PROTECTION
45,000
45,000
45,000
100%
-
-
SHELTER AND NON-FOOD ITEMS
260,000
260,000
260,000
100%
-
-
WATER AND SANITATION
538,000
762,500
372,669
49%
389,831
-
Grand Total
9,639,500
19,466,803
9,697,912
50%
9,768,891
-

NOTE: "Funding" means Contributions + Commitments + Carry-over



Table II: Madagascar Floods Flash Appeal 2007
Requirements, Commitments/Contributions and Pledges per Appealing Organisation as of 11 May 2007
http://www.reliefweb.int/fts
Compiled by OCHA on the basis of information provided by Donors and Appealing Organisations
APPEALING ORGANISATION

Values in US$
Original Requirements

A
Revised Requirements

B
Funding


C
% Covered


C/B
Unmet Requirements

B-C
Uncommitted Pledges

D
CARE
255,000
255,000
-
0%
255,000
-
CRS
97,500
97,500
-
0%
97,500
-
FAO
850,000
1,050,000
230,000
22%
820,000
-
GAA
670,000
570,000
463,576
81%
106,424
-
IOM
-
500,000
-
0%
500,000
-
MEDAIR
65,000
65,000
-
0%
65,000
-
PSI
17,500
17,500
-
0%
17,500
-
UNDP
125,000
180,000
75,000
42%
105,000
-
UNFPA
197,500
197,500
137,245
69%
60,255
-
UNICEF
1,845,500
4,609,000
1,917,709
42%
2,691,291
-
WFP
5,076,000
10,933,809
6,478,393
59%
4,455,416
-
WHO
440,500
991,494
395,989
40%
595,505
-
GRAND TOTAL
9,639,500
19,466,803
9,697,912
50%
9,768,891
-

NOTE: "Funding" means Contributions + Commitments + Carry-over


Pledge: a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor. ("Uncommitted pledge" on these tables indicates the balance of original pledges not yet committed).

Contribution: the actual payment of funds or transfer of in-kind goods from the donor to the recipient entity.

Commitment: creation of a legal, contractual obligation between the donor and recipient entity, specifying the amount to be contributed.

The list of projects and the figures for their funding requirements in this document are a snapshot as of 11 May 2007. For continuously updated information on projects, funding requirements, and contributions to date, visit the Financial Tracking Service (www.reliefweb.int/fts).

NOTE: evolving practice is to show funding per 'sector' (or sometimes 'cluster') following the sector groupings used in country, to be in accordance with the coordination structures on the ground and in the appeal text. Funding per standard Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) sector is also tracked (see www.reliefweb.int/fts), because the fixed standard allows comparison across appeals. FTS on-line tables will offer both groupings.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Table I: Summary of Requirements by Sector
  • Table I: Summary of Requirements by Organisation
2. CONTEXT AND NEEDS ANALYSIS
  • 2.1 CONTEXT
  • 2.2 NEEDS ANALYSIS
3. RESPONSE PLANS
  • 3.1 FOOD AID (LEAD: WFP)
  • 3.2 AGRICULTURAL RECOVERY (LEAD: FAO)
  • 3.3 HEALTH (LEAD: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION [WHO])
  • 3.4 NUTRITION (LEAD: UNICEF)
  • 3.5 WATER AND SANITATION (LEAD: UNICEF)
  • 3.6 SHELTER AND NON-FOOD ITEMS (LEAD: UNICEF)
  • 3.7 EDUCATION (LEAD: UNICEF)
  • 3.8 EARLY RECOVERY (LEAD: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME [UNDP])
  • 3.9 LOGISTICS SUPPORT (LEAD: WFP)
  • 3.10 PROTECTION (LEAD: UNICEF)
4. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ANNEX I. FUNDING TABLES

ANNEX II. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES

ANNEX III. ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Please note that appeals are revised regularly. The latest version of this document is available on http://www.humanitarianappeal.net.

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