RCA to deliver relief assistance to Madagascar's cyclone-hit areas

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Antananarivo: A team from the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) on Wednesday arrived in Madagascar to provide assistance to victims of Cyclone Haruna which made landfall in south-western regions.

At an urgent meeting with officials of Madagascar's Red Crescent and Red Cross, damaged caused by the cyclone and floods were discussed and efforts to deliver assistance to affected areas were coordinated, according to head of the team, Suhail Rashid Al Qadhi.

A convoy to be sent from the capital city of Antananarivo will carry food and medicines to the population in the areas swept by the tropical storm.

The relief materials will be procured from local markets, he noted.

On 22nd February, Cyclone Haruna went across Madagascar over a period of 24 hours, bringing up extreme winds up to 200 km/h followed by floods which destroyed many paddies and houses. – Emirates News Agency, WAM