Madagascar Closure Report, October 2017

from World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster
Published on 31 Oct 2017 View Original


Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo, a category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and then moved southward across central and south parts of the country while declining to a tropical depression before exiting the country on the morning of 10 March 2017. As of 17 March, the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) reported around 433,985 people affected by the cyclone, including 247,219 people temporarily displaced. Severe wind damage was reported in Antalaha district (Sava Region), where the cyclone came ashore. Widespread but largely temporary flooding was recorded throughout the north-eastern half of Madagascar in the wake of the storm, with waters receding quickly in some areas OVERVIEW Although the Logistics Cluster was not activated, on 9 March, the Global Logistics Cluster began supporting relief efforts by deploying a member of the Logistics Response Team, following a request of the BNGRC to support the establishment of logistics coordination and facilitating access to common services. A staff of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Team was also deployed one day later to lead the establishment of logistics infrastructure in the affected areas.

An Information Management Officer (IMO) was deployed a few days later in support of the response.
The Logistics Sector so established, identified gaps and needs in coordination with the humanitarian community and the BNGRC. Three areas of intervention were identified:

• Logistics Coordination

• Information Management, including GIS support

• Logistics services including sea and river transport, and storage.

The response was consequently outlined in a Concept of Operations document defining the Logistics Sector activities in Madagascar.