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Indian Ocean islands cooperate to establish disaster loss databases

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sediment-choked Onibe River, Madagascar,

Five islands in the Indian Ocean – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar (Tanzania) – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases.

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Publishing Date: 
vie, 06/12/2013 - 15:48
latitude: 
-20.3484
longitude: 
57.5522

International Charter activated for Cyclone in Madagascar

Cyclone Haruna over Madagascar seen by NASA’s Aqua satellite.

On 23 February 2013, the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated to provide satellite imagery and maps for responders to Cyclone Haruna.

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 25/02/2013 - 11:17
latitude: 
-21.7489
longitude: 
43.3631

Madagascar - Expert Mission

Fechas: 
mar, 09/11/2010 - jue, 11/11/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Amenazas Principales: 
Sequía
Amenazas Principales: 
Epidemia
Amenazas Principales: 
Tormenta severa
Mission details
<p>Within the project “Providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technical support for Disaster Risk Reduction programs implemented by DIPECHO partners in the South East African and South West Indian Ocean region”, UN-SPIDER, together with the Italian-based NGO Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) and the Geoinformatic Centre from the University of Salzburg (Z-GIS) carried out a mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar in November 2010 with the aim of conducting a national seminar.</p>
Institución Anfitriona: 
Various
Mission Expert: 
Jörg Szarzynski, UN-SPIDER
Perfil de la Misión: 
<p>The mission included a national seminar that provided a general overview regarding space-based information, UN-SPIDER’s role and existing international mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters. The seminar focused on practical application of GIS and EO tools to address disaster preparedness and response planning. The national seminar brought together delegations from Madagascar and the Comores Island. Participants represented government institutions (National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), Bureau for Prevention and Emergency Response (CPGU), The Emergency Operations Center of the Civil Protection (COSEP), the Geographic and Hydrographic National Institute (FTM), and the National Meteorology Department of Madagascar), NGOs (COOPI, CARE, MDM, Medair, ICCO, RTM), the European Union, GTZ and various organizations of the United Nations.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of the technical capacity available in Madagascar and the Comores Island in the areas of disaster-risk management and emergency response. Representatives of these ministries, institutions and NGOs were made aware of the UN-SPIDER programme and its activities, of potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and on the type of support that the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters can provide.</p>

GAF successfully completes provision of services in Western Madagascar for the UN-IFAD and ESA

 International financial institutions (IFI) provide financial support and professional advice for development activities on local and regional scales in developing countries.

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 23/05/2011 - 15:23

Tropical Cyclone in Madagascar

Cyclone Hubert hit the south eastern coast of Madagascar. Heavy rainfall is causing floods, leaving 28.000 affected families and 40 deads.

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Tropical Cyclone in Madagascar
Región: 
Ambatondrazaka, Mananjary, Nosy Varika, Manakara, Vohipeno
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
15/03/2010

Storm Surge in Madagascar

A violent tropical storm battered Madagascar's eastern coastline killing at least 14 people and leaving thousands more homeless, the government said on Friday.

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Storm Surge in Madagascar
Región: 
Madagascar's eastern coastline
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
12/03/2010

Epidemic in Madagscar

The eastern coast of Madagascar experiences malaria throughout the year. The Institute Pasteur Laboratory has confirmed the diagnosis of Chikungunia on February 8th.

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Epidemic in Madagscar
Región: 
Eastern coast of Madagascar
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
23/02/2010

Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

Three people were killed and 800 made homeless.

Source : Glide number

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Tropical cyclone in Madagascar
Región: 
Madagascar
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
06/04/2009

Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

Tropical storm ?Eric? descended on north-east regions of Madagascar on 19 January 2009, carrying heavy rain and winds. According to preliminary reports, approx.

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Tropical cyclone in Madagascar
Región: 
Madagascar
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
22/01/2009

Tropical cyclone in Madagascar

The west was bracing for the arrival of tropical cyclone Fanele.

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Tropical cyclone in Madagascar
Región: 
Madagascar
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
19/01/2009