Tropical Cyclone Enawo, a category 4 tropical storm, hit Madagascar on 7 March 2017. The Government of Madagascar has requested international assistance. Nine regions in the north-east of the country were impacted by the floods and severe wind. Over 247,200 people have been displaced by the cyclone; and it is estimated that 434,000 people have been severely affected by the disaster and require humanitarian assistance.
The Government of Madagascar have requested WFPs support to coordinate the international, regional and national organizations with the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC). Through this Special Operation WFP will augment its Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications capacity to support the relief efforts of the humanitarian community and the Government of Madagascar.
The Special Operation will provide:
- Logistics coordination, GIS mapping and information management for the logistics response.
- Logistics augmentation including: sea and river cargo transport services, temporary inter-agency storage and cargo reception facilities, and infrastructure assessments to coordinate access and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance
- Provision of emergency telecommunications required for the humanitarian community to respond to the crisis.
This special operation will be for three months at a total cost of $1,200,795.