Cyclone Enawo Update 5

Our team has arrived in the cyclone affected zone in Madagascar. The main road from the capital has had over a hundred landslides and thousands of people are clearing debris. Peter, Tantely, and James are now pushing north from Moramanga towards Ambatondrazaka on Lac Alaotra an area we understand was badly affected by the cyclone and the deluge of rain it dropped.

Cyclone Enawo Update 4

Our team has arrived in the cyclone affected zone in Madagascar. The main road from the capital has had over a hundred landslides and thousands of people are clearing debris. Peter, Tantely, and James are now pushing north from Moramanga towards Ambatondrazaka on Lac Alaotra an area we understand was badly affected by the cyclone and the deluge of rain it dropped.

Cyclone Enawo Update 3

The impact of Cyclone Enawo is only beginning to become apparent – this photo from yesterday shows the only road between the capital city Antananarivo and the main port for the whole country in Tamatave on the east coast severed by landslides. This is Madagascar’s main trading route and all of Antananarivo’s vehicle fuel and oil for power stations comes up this road.

Cyclone Enawo Update 2

News is beginning to filter in on social media from affected areas, however the vast majority of the North of Madagascar is currently uncontactable hence the urgent requirement for survey teams to physically reach areas and speak to communities.

HoverAid Madagascar Country Director Peter van Buuren and the Tana team have been gathering as much information as they can to make sure our response is as efficiently targeted as possible. Today (Friday 10th March) we have allowed office staff to go and visit their families locally and make sure they are ok; the workshop team however are flat out getting vehicles prepared.

Cyclone Enawo Update

Hovercraft Pilot Jose Andrianariliva has spent two days getting back from Mahajanga – we are now servicing the Land Cruiser so we can send the team back to the North. Jose has been in the field for the past two months and deservedly was pretty exhausted having outrun the Storm. We’re glad he made it back safe and sound.

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HoverAid Quiz Night 1st April 2017

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Winter 16 Newsletter

We are a community separated by continents, cultures and languages but by sharing in each other’s experiences and gifts we can begin to interact as neighbours. We believe this interaction will transform us.

Welcome

Madagascar is a wild and untamed country, bursting with life lived at the limit, and frequently beset by tragedy and struggle. We’d like to share some of the realities of our mission in Madagascar where we are using hovercraft to establish connection with isolated individuals and communities that, in turn, fosters healthy growth. It isn’t easy and there are no quick fixes.

We’ve been working in Madagascar for ten years and yet we really have only just begun our journey there. As we recognise God’s image in each other and in community we continue to seek to follow Jesus and afford everyone the freedom, dignity and opportunity to grow from poverty to plenty. Please help and, if you can, pray for Madagascar – both wonderfully and terribly wild.