Madagascar

Group of people walking in a field in Madagascar
Cheneso was the first of the year’s seasonal tropical cyclones to strike Madagascar in January 2023. The flooding affected thousands of homes across six districts. But local authorities say they felt better prepared for this year’s cyclone season.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Madagascar view of the countryside from the sky - cloudy
Madagascar’s location and socio-economic conditions make it especially exposed to a wide range of interconnected hazards.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
CADRI team in Tanzania/RCO
Climate and disaster risk are intrinsically linked across Africa, including in Tanzania and Madagascar, which recently carried out Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) country diagnoses.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative
Toliara, Madagascar, Antoine Tardy/UNDRR
On 15-17 November 2022, UNDRR, in partnership with the UN Resident Coordinator Office & the national strategic entity (CPGU) and operational entity (BNGRC) for disaster management hosted the first Disaster Risk Reduction Retreat in Madagascar.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Team
A workshop in Seychelles held 31 August 2022 – 2 September 2022 aimed to get Island States talking about shared experiences and legal solutions.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform
Brief: RDRM IO cover page
Resilience Building and Disaster Response Management in the Indian Ocean (RDRM-IO) programme, UNDRR component is to improve Disaster Risk Reduction understanding and governance capacities of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
Kick Off zoom screen shot
The Resilience Building and Disaster Response Management in the Indian Ocean (RDRM-IO) programme UNDRR component was launched on 22 March 2022.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Indian Ocean Commission
European Union
UNESCO designated sites – natural and cultural heritage sites as platforms for awareness raising

Madagascar is a country highly exposed to many hazards such as cyclones, floods and drought because of its geographical situation and its climatic conditions. Its location in the Southwestern Indian Ocean basin puts the country in a first position of

Children make their way through a flooded street in Madagascar during Cyclone Enawo this March (Photo: UNICEF Madagascar)
Struck three months ago by a cyclone that affected 500,000 of its 24 million people, the climate-vulnerable Indian Ocean nation of Madagascar sees early warning and disaster preparedness as fundamental to its future resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Mauritius Environment Minister Mr. Alain Wong in conversation with Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Special Ambassador of Japan for World Tsunami Awareness Day
A special event was held yesterday at the Africa Regional Platform to mark the introduction of World Tsunami Awareness Day to the international calendar.
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