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PRESS RELEASE: UN and partners appeal for US$20 million to assist 250,000 people affected by Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar

(Antananarivo, 23 March 2017) – The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for US$20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

Cyclone Enawo struck the coast of Madagascar as a Category 4 cyclone on 7 March, causing extensive damage due to high winds and flooding in northeastern parts of the country. Between 8 and 10 March, the cyclone traced an arc nearly the length of the island nation, bringing heavy rainfall and flooding to central and southeastern areas.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
23 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Press Release
Location(s): 
Madagascar
Theme(s): 
Humanitarian Assistance
Natural Disasters
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Tropical Cyclone Enawo - Mar 2017