Cyclone Enawo: Logistics Cluster - Situation Update, 17 March 2017

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 17 Mar 2017 View Original

Situation Overview

  • Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo struck north eastern Madagascar on the morning of March 7, travelling at 200 to 300 km/hour. On March 8, Enawo weakened from to a moderate tropical storm and exited Madagascar on of Friday 10 March 2017.

  • The storm traversed nearly the length of the island over two days, affecting communities across Madagascar’s eastern and central regions. Wind damage and widespread flooding in cyclone affected parts of the north-east, and heavy rains and widespread flooding in eastern, central and south eastern parts of the country has been recorded.

  • The response is led by the Government of Madagascar through the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC).

  • The Government of Madagascar has requested international assistance and the Humanitarian Country team has submitted a Flash Appeal indicating funding needs to assist the most vulnerable in the coming months.


  • Latest information from the assessments conducted in Antalaha and Maroantsetra on 14-16 March: o The road from Sambava (76 km) is paved and in excellent condition with trucks of 20-30 mt operating between towns. o Regarding accessibility of surrounding towns, the UNDAC mission did some exploration by car to smaller towns in the vicinity and any debris blocking the road were able to be cleared in short periods of time. Although only having a small sample, they still expect that we should be able to reach most of the affected people by traditional means (road, motorized river barge, etc.).

  • River Navigation is possible as per before crisis and all villages can be reached through the rivers.

  • Antalaha port is expected to be functional again by beginning of next week.