Cyclone Funso reprieve for Moz and Mada

Cyclone Funso remains a category 4 storm but is heading in precisely the right direction to miss Mozambique and Madagascar – much to the relief of both these poverty stricken countries. Rainfall is now predicted to be heavy but remain offshore for the coming few days which is of equal importance. Unusually two cyclones have…

Cyclone Funso intensifies

It is heading South very slowly and predicted to intensify with winds reaching 145mph. It is not clear if it will move east or west towards Madagascar or Mozambique, but in the mean time it is a source of heavy rainfall for both countries.

Major Cyclone alert

HoverAid’s team in Madagascar is ready to react should the cyclone make landfall over the country. At the same time we are watching the situation in Mozambique closely as we have worked there before and we may need to move hovercraft from Madagascar or the UK in order to help.

Two cyclones at once

HoverAid have operated along the Zambezi following cyclones in previous years, most notably with Oxfam in 2007, and World Vision during the massive floods in 2000 which affected over half a million people. HoverAid currently has three hovercraft based in Madagascar, where eyes are currently turning to Tropical Cyclone Ethel which is moving towards the…

Cyclone Chanda hits Madagascar

HoverAid is watching the situation closely and already has plans for a team to head south into the affected area. This is the first major storm of this year’s cyclone season and unusually the storm has come from the Mozambique channel and landed on the lower and poorer Western low plateau. HoverAid currently has three…

Volunteers in Madagascar

This summer 15 fabulous volunteers went to Madagascar to take part in the different projects. They got involved with Medical projects, reconstructing a market place, well construction, water filter building and placement, kids ministry and much more besides. Many thanks to those who were on the team, those who supported them and all others who…

Beroroha Base Opens

The base will house both the River Rover hovercraft and a new Vortex 5 currently being built in the UK. Teams from other NGO’s will be able to use the base and HoverAid will take them to the remote villages along the river. Our community health programme will be boosted by having HoverAid staff permanently…

New Website Launched

The website has been re-developed so that we can bring our supporters a much greater breadth of information and present it in a clearer and more vibrant way. We’d like to say a huge thanks to Motivated Design for all their hard work.

Eye doctors head to the Mangoky

The team will be treating a range of eye diseases and performing cataract surgery which can restore sight to those who have lost some or all of their vision. The team will be based on the river and by using the hovercraft people from villages along the largest river in Southern Madagascar will benefit. the…