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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.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
23 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Press Release
Humanitarian Assistance
Natural Disasters
Tropical Cyclone Enawo - Mar 2017