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U.S. Government Provides Relief to Those Affected by Cyclone Emnati
New funding supports thousands of people impacted by Madagascar’s fourth major storm in a month
March 8, 2022

The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are aiding 9,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Emnati in the hard-hit communes of Manakara District in Fitovinany region.

The $100,000 in humanitarian funding given to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will provide people displaced by the storm with urgently needed shelter; household items like pots, pans, buckets, water treatment tablets, hygiene products, tarps; and home repair items.  This support ensures that people whose homes were heavily damaged by the storm will have a safe place to live until more permanent housing can be built.

“The United States remains committed to helping the Malagasy people as they recover from extensive damages following the country’s fourth major storm in a month,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt said.  “We are working together with Madagascar as ‘Mpirahalahy mianala’ to help affected families meet their basic survival needs and recuperate from these hardships.”

This aid builds on prior U.S. government humanitarian assistance for people affected by these storms, including support for over 10,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Batsirai.  The U.S. government continues to monitor the humanitarian impacts of recent storms and cyclones.  The United States is the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Madagascar, providing more than $80 million in humanitarian assistance since September 2020.