• Crisis Severity ?
    1.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

25/03/2022

The cyclone season usually runs between November–March in Madagascar. Since mid-January 2022, the country has been impacted by five tropical weather events. As at 13 March, an estimated 960,000 people have been affected by tropical cyclones and storms, and 206 deaths were reported.?

Tropical Storm Ana made landfall in northern Madagascar on 22 January, displacing around 36,600 people. Between 5–6 February, Tropical Cyclone Batsirai struck the majority of regions in Madagascar. More than 62,000 people were displaced into shelters and evacuation centres. Tropical Storm Dumako made landfall on the northeastern coast on 15 February, displacing over 2,900 people. Dumako affected over 5,000 people, including 3,000 already displaced by Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Cyclone Batsirai. On 23 February, Tropical Cyclone Emnati made landfall in southern and southern-eastern Madagascar. At least 44,000 people were displaced in evacuation shelters across 12 regions. More than 900 people were affected by Tropical Cyclone Gombe, which hit northern Madagascar on 8 March. It is estimated that 300 people were displaced in evacuation centres.?

The cyclone season left displaced people in need of health, water, housing, hygiene, and sanitation services, livelihoods, and NFIs. Floods affected about 60,000 hectares of rice fields, which will result in a below-average harvest in May, negatively impacting both the farmers’ livelihoods and food insecurity levels in the country.?

Latest Developments

08/06/2022

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

KEY PRIORITIES

25/03/2022

Livelihood: About 80% of people in Madagascar depend on agriculture, but their livelihoods have been disrupted because of a severe cyclone season in 2022, which followed two years of extreme drought. Crops that generate profits such as cloves, coffee, and pepper are affected. In some agricultural areas of the affected regions, it is estimated that 90% of crops will likely fail or have a below-average harvest.?

Shelter: Many houses and huts are damaged because of heavy rain, strong wind, floods, and landslides after the impact of the 2022 cyclone season. Displaced people need shelter kits and emergency shelters. Rehabilitation of damaged or destroyed houses is also needed.?

WASH: Sanitary infrastructure was damaged during the cyclone season. Rehabilitation of water supply systems, hygiene, and sanitation facilities is reportedly needed. Lack of access to clean drinking water will likely put around 50,000 people at health risk, especially IDPs. Purification of contaminated well water is needed.?

Food: Displaced people need hot meals and dry food daily. As some rice fields were flooded twice, and many fruit trees were damaged, the prices of some food items are expected to increase and affect people’s access to food.?