In a country marked by poverty…
92 % of the population of Madagascar is below the poverty line. Over the past six years, malnutrition rate is constantly on the rise. Half of all children under 5 years of age are malnourished.
Luc Genot, emergency coordinator of the FAO, the United Nations organization for food and agriculture, said that “after suffering two or three seasons of crisis, households are severely affected and can no longer cope with a new emergency situation.”
Cyclone Enawo only aggravated the situation.
In these already dramatic situations, Cyclone Enawo crossed Madagascar leaving at least 52, 000 victims according to the president…a toll that will continue to rise…
Along the passage of the cyclone, 80% all the homes were destroyed. Stocks of rice in attics were destroyed or blown away with the roofs of the houses.
While the northeast of the island was hit hardest by the cyclone, in Antananarivo, the capital, lower districts are flooded. All the rivers are in flood and continue to rise.
The Daughters of Wisdom, present in the country draw up a picture of the situation around them:
There is a dire need for help! People are suffering! You can help! Any donation, even small, can alleviate misery…either for food or rebuilding. Let your hearts be touched….thank you for your solidarity!