Madagascar: Cyclone Enawo Flash Appeal (March 2017)
Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo, a category 4 cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region on 7 March and moved through the centre of the country as a tropical depression, exiting in the south-east on the morning of 10 March 2017. Strong winds ands floods damaged crops, infrastructure, schools and houses, temporarily displacing 247,000 people and injuring 253 people with 81 deaths.
On 23 March the Government of Madagascar, the United Nations and other humanitarian partners jointly launched the Madagascar Cyclone Enawo Flash Appeal, calling for just over US$ 20 million to assist 250,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the storm with life-saving assistance and protection for the next three months.
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