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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

€1 million emergency aid decision for Magadascar

Following the 2012 cyclone season in Magadascar, which resulted in a serious humanitarian needs situation in the country, the European Commission will allocate a €1 million emergency aid decision to help the most vulnerable with life-saving assistance such as water, health and shelter.
Speaking of the EU response, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, has state “[Is] equally important to boost disaster resilience for the future – this will diminish the impact of storms and will prevent new humanitarian emergencies".
According to a EC Press release, the cyclone Giovanna made landfall on 14 February in the south of Taomasina, a port city of 1 million inhabitants, affecting communities along a 120 km stretch of coastline. At least 35 people were killed and 240,000 were displaced. Two weeks later, on 26 February tropical storm Irina hit the south-eastern Iflandiana district and killed at least 72 people and affected 70,000. Madagascar is prone to cyclones and tropical storms, particularly during the rainy season between January and April.

Source: European Commission

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