Madagascar

Madagascar - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2

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Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0018
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Madagascar - Floods
24 January 2003

This report is based on information provided by the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Madagascar.

Situation

1. The Meteorological Department of Madagascar has indicated that heavy rains have stopped and the water level is progressively decreasing.

2. As of today, the National Relief Council reports the following figures on the impact of floods on people and infrastructure:

Province
Affected
Homeless
Dead
Houses destroyed
Infrastructure destroyed
Agricultural damages
Antananarivo
4,927
3,282
14
78
3 dykes
1,409 ha
Fianarantsoa
12,561
300
2
7

479 ha
Antsiranana
2,300


230


Mahajanga
-
-
-
-
4 bridges

Toamasina



2
3 roads cut off
1,500 ha
TOTAL
19,788
3,582
16
317

3,388 ha

Needs

3. The authorities have identified the following priority needs for an estimated value of approx. USD 1.5 million.

  • Shelters
  • Water purification
  • Sanitation equipment
  • Rehabilitation of infrastructure
  • Medicines
  • Blankets and clothing
  • Food items
  • Kitchen sets
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Miscellaneous

National Response

4. The Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Madagascar reports that the Government has supplied 10 tonnes of rice, 120 packs of high proteine biscuits, 100 blankets, 40 tents and 600 jerry cans (5 liters each) to the affected areas.

International Response

5. UNICEF provided 1,000 mosquito nets and 2,000 bottles of water purifier.

6. The private sector donated 2,250 blankets, 5,000 plates, 2,000 buckets (15L) 1,800 jerry cans (10L), 2,400 food boxes.

7. OCHA is in close contact with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Madagascar and will revert with further information, as it becomes available.

8. This situation report, together with further information on ongoing emergencies, is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int

Telephone: +41-22-917 12 34
Fax: +41-22-917 00 23
E-mail: ochagva@un.org

In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officers:
Ms. F. D'Andreagiovanni / Mr. J. de Meritens
Direct Tel. +41-22-917 1478 / 1934

Press contact:
(GVA) - Ms. Elizabeth Byrs, direct Tel. +41-22-917 26 53
(N.Y.) - Ms. Stephanie Bunker, direct Tel. +1-212-963 87 40

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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