Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Haruna Situation Report No. 5, 15 March 2013

Situation Report
Originally published



  • To date, Tropical Cyclone Haruna caused 26 deaths and injured 127 people, with 16 people still missing.

  • 1,948 displaced people are still staying in a military camp and two schools in Toliara I and II - the rest having returned to their homes, hampering education for 300 learners.

  • 265 classrooms and 16 health centres have been damaged in southwestern Madagascar.

  • Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in cases of dysentery in Toliara II and childhood diarrhea in Toliara I, while malaria continues to pose a great concern in some health centres of Toliara II.

  • Shelter is still a concern in Toliara I and II; some of the 4,000 households located in the flooded area below the dyke lost their property during the evacuation and displacement. Their houses are also at permanent risk of floods, pending repairs to the dyke.

  • An in-depth food security assessment is under way in the south-west region of Madagascar.