Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone ENAWO - Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRMG012

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks to extend the timeframe until February 2018 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 25,000 people affected by Cyclone Enawo. The total budget has increased from 827,667 Swiss francs (577,592 Swiss francs in addition to the bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI) to 937,640 Swiss francs (including a bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI). The available funding matches the revised budget supported by IFRC. This revision aligns the operation with the available funding while retaining the operational focus on the following sectors of interventions: health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and shelter (including non-food items).

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date:

3 March 2017: Tropical storm Enawo forms on the southern Indian ocean. Enawo is upgraded to a category 4 Tropical Cyclone.

5 March 2017: MRCS mobilizes 24 National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) 120 Branch Disaster Response Team (BDRT) members, and 889 volunteers, to conduct assessments, disseminate early warning messages and provide first aid to affected communities.

7 March 2017: Category 4 Cyclone Enawo makes landfall in Antalaha city then moving southwards passing through the capital Antananarivo.

March 2017: The IFRC deploys a Field Assessment and Coordination team including team leader, shelter coordination and information management experts. The team is joined by a specialist from the French Red Cross Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform (PIROI)1.

12 March 2017: Emergency Appeal launched to assist 25,000 people; DREF allocation of CHF 150,000

7 November 2017: Emergency Appeal revised with an upward revision of budget to align with available funding.