According to a report by Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) and the Humanitarian Country Team in Madagascar, on 14 March 2017, the Government of Madagascar declared a national situation of emergency in the wake of Cyclone Enawo, which caused landfall , floods and wind damages in north-eastern Madagascar’s Sava region and south-eastern parts of the country before the cyclone exits the country on the morning of 10 March as a tropical depression. While the cyclone caused less damage than initially feared, its impact in terms of wind- and/or flooding-related damages has been sufficient to give rise to extensive humanitarian needs concentrated in the north-east, with some specific pockets of humanitarian needs in the east and south-east.
To date, at least 34,377 people affected by the cyclone have received WASH assistance, and 31,025 people have received food assistance. Many of people displaced by the cyclone have returned to their homes, dropping the number of displaced considerably, to 6,334 people. The humanitarian community is preparing a Flash Appeal to support the response to Cyclone Enawo,targeting the districts most severely affected by wind and/or rain-related damage (flooding).
Rotary in Action
In response to the humanitarian appeal the Rotary Clubs of Mauritius, with the initiative DO Jean Claude Tour, made a call to all the Communities and Rotaract Clubs of Mauritius and Rodrigues to contribute towards helping the victims of ENAWO.
Rotary Club Mahebourg in Action
On Sunday 25th of March, members of the Rotary Club Mahebourg held a collect of dry food items and sanitation pack at London Way Mahebourg in cause of helping the victims. On behalf of the partner club, we thank you people who contributed for the awesome amount of 3 full trolleys.
Rotaract Club Rose Belle in Action
On Saturday 1st of April, members of the Rotaract Club Rose Belle held a collect of dry food items at Winners Supermarket, Rose Belle. On behalf of the club, we thank people who contributed for the awesome amount of 13 full boxes.
Rotaract Club Mahebourg in Action
On Sunday 2nd of April, members of the Rotaract Club Mahebourg held a collect of dry food items at Kingsavers Supermarket, Mahebourg. On behalf of the club, we thank people who contributed for the awesome amount of 3 trolleys.