In January and February 2022 four powerful tropical storms and cyclones have displaced over 100,000 people in Madagascar. First floods in the capital and the East swept away roads, crops and buildings, destroying lives and livelihoods in its wake. Next houses, schools and infrastructure were flattened in the Southern half of the Island.
What is Money for Madagascar doing to help cyclone victims?
Money for Madagascar responded immediately with a recovery fund of £10,000 from our reserves to assist the most vulnerable people in the communities we serve. This rapid response fund is being managed by our Malagasy Country Office team to ensure appropriate aid reaches our projects and beneficiary communities without delay. Emergency help includes: repairing collapsed buildings, emergency feeding, replanting ruined crops, rebuilding plant nurseries & technical training sites and emergency cash grants. Thanks to public donations we have now sent an additional £12,000 to help devastated families rebuild their lives.
In addition to helping MfM’s main partners, we also want to help communities in the Fianarantsoa, who are amongst the worst hit on the island. Here dozens of schools and thousands of homes have been totally flattened. We have given an emergency grant to Ny Taninsika who have been working for 30 years with Feedback in the Fianar area. This solidarity grant will help with their emergency response to aid dozens of schools and communities in this devastated region. The grant from MfM is paying for 200 school desks and benches in flattened schools, to help get students back to school.
Money for Madagascar is committed to helping Malagasy communities to build resilience. We provide immediate aid in times of crisis and we invest in longer term programmes that help build social, economic and environmental resilience.
Your donations will help Malagasy people to rebuild their lives and livelihoods now and to strive for stronger resilience in the face of future crises.
Please click here to donate securely via the Money for Madagascar website.
To donate to immediate emergency relief you can label your donation ‘cyclone’. If you are happy for your donation to be used for longer-term work to rebuild lives and resilience you can mark your donation ‘wherever most needed’.
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