MADAGASCAR CYCLONE EMERGENCY APPEAL
Support disabled and vulnerable people who have lost everything
MADAGASCAR HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY CYCLONE BATSIRAI
On Saturday morning, the east coast of Madagascar was hit by the huge cyclone Batsirai with winds of 235km/hour. Whole villages are reported to be almost completely destroyed.
Around 52,000 people have been displaced and it is estimated that as many as 150,000 people could be forced to leave their homes.
Current reports indicate that 20 people have been killed, with over 3,000 homes destroyed and over 6,000 homes flooded. 14 bridges and 12 road access points have been blocked and over 200 schools have been damaged, affecting over 9,000 students.
Cyclone Batsirai follows tropical storm Ana which already killed 50 people in Madagascar and damaged tens of thousands of houses at the end of January.
And, the end of cyclone season is not yet in sight. As thousands remain without homes, electricity, clean water or access to medical services, the disasters are expected to continue. Cyclone Emnati is now nearing the coast of Madagascar, and it is predicted to take roughly the same path as Batsirai, with the same intensity.
Damage caused by the sea before the passage of the Cyclone Batsirai, 02/2022 © BNGRC - Madagascar
HI's TEAM IN MADAGASCAR IS TAKING ACTION
Our team in Madagascar is providing vital emergency aid to vulnerable families, including hygiene and cooking kits. And our teams are travelling through the affected regions and assessing the need for further support.
Our emergency rehabilitation specialists and psychological support teams are ready to deploy as needed.
It is vital that we act quickly to prevent an even bigger disaster.
THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN ARE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS ON EARTH.
people in need of humanitarian assistance
including 9.7 million children
people facing emergency level of food insecurity
people needing emergency health services in 2021
people displaced by conflict in 2021
"PLEASE DON'T FORGET AFGHANISTAN IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME"
Mohammad Rasool, Base coordinator for HI in Afghanistan.
Mohammad Rasool manages HI's programme in Kandahar and Nimroz provinces where our teams are providing rehabilitation and psychosocial support. In this interview, Mohammad describes the situation on the ground at the moment.
Right after the devastating passage of cyclone Batsirai, Madagascar prepares for a new storm: Emnati. HI teams are doubling down on their emergency response efforts before it makes landfall.
Needs assessments across cyclone-affected regions of Madagascar reveal extensive damage. Humanity & Inclusion plans to supply distributions to families who have lost everything.
As cyclone Batsirai tears its way across Madagascar, HI identifies safe and accessible shelter for the most vulnerable populations.
Your gift today could make a real difference to the most vulnerable children and families who have lost everything.
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