Madagascar pleads for international aid following Haruna tropical cyclone.
Tropical cyclone Haruna made landfall over the south and southwest coast of Madagascar on February 22nd, 2013 as a powerful Category 2 Tropical Cyclone. According to the initial situation assessment from the national disaster management agency (BNGRC) at February 26, the storm killed 18 people, injured 81, affected over 22,498 residents and 16 are still missed. Over 9,965 were declared homeless because of material damage. 1,120 houses were completely destroyed while 2,776 were uncapped and other 1,438 watered. Winds and floods damaged plantation fields, several administrative infrastructures like schools, hospitals, administration office, and electricity facilities. The regional capital city Toliara was the most affected after the Fiherenena dyke that has protected the town gave in to the water pressure. Most of the local residents have been deprived of electricity and fresh water.
To face urgent humanitarian and social issue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pleads for international aid. http://mae.gov.mg/appel-a-la-solidarite-internationale-pour-les-victimes-de-la-tempete-tropicale-haruna/.
Main contacts and information:
BNGRC Toliara :
Col MIHA ( 034 05 480 04),
DAGT (034 28 523 52),
Chef de District (032 02 733 15)
Col SEVA (034 05 48008),
Chef de District (032 42 490 95)
Donation could be proceed as follows:
• For financial aid, deposit at BNGRC’s bank account:
BFV SG Antaninarenina Nº 021020281222 50
• For goods and equipment:
Direct drop off at BNGRC, quartier d'Antanimora, route du Mausolée, Antananarivo