January 2009

Cyclone Fanele hits Madagascar and stalls existing reconstruction work

MENABE REGION, Madagascar, 28 January 2009

– The southern part of Madagascar has been brutally affected by Cyclone Fanele, which hit the island in the early hours of 21 January. A recent World Health Organization assessment notes that over 20,500 people have been affected by Fanele and Tropical Storm Eric, which arrived on the 19th.

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Madagascar: Cyclone damage becomes clear

Madagascar: Eric and Fanele

Cyclone "Fanele"

The following “flash” situational report has been prepared by the OCHA support mission to the Office of the Resident
Coordinator in Madagascar. It is largely based on the information provided by the National Office for Disasters and Risks
Management (BNGRC) of the Government of Madagascar as well as UN Agencies and NGOs.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Cold Wave January 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Cold Wave DREF operation no. MDRBA002

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

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Cold Wave in Bosnia and Herzegovina January 2009

Wintry conditions in Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17 January 2009.

Source: IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/09/MDRBA002do.pdf

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Tropical Storm "Eric"

The following “flash” situational report has been prepared by the OCHA support mission to the Office of the Resident
Coordinator in Madagascar. It is largely based on the information provided by the National Office for Disasters and Risks
Management (BNGRC) of the Government of Madagascar as well as UN Agencies and NGOs.

TROPICAL STORM “ERIC”

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