Madagascar Flood Update 10

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALJean-Baptiste’s story is now one of hope. Hope was barely a glimmer. But Jean-Baptiste’s deep brown eyes are bright.   Home, crops and livestock decimated; planting season passing fast; debts to mercenaries and landlords outstanding; and the menace of bandits looming; there was every reason for despair.   Yet this village…

Madagascar Flood Update 9

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALOur heart goes out to Katalina and her family – please help us support families who have lost so much. A man’s name is called outside but it is a young girl who steps timidly into the district office. She explains something in a low voice and is brought over to…

Madagascar Flood Update 8

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALCeline is an example to us all – please help us support her community. Celine is not used to an easy life. In January 2000, she moved with her husband to Mangabe, northern Madagascar. A fisherman, he had dreamed of owning land next to a river in which to make a…

Madagascar Flood Update 7

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALA terrifying experience, and seeds of hope. Through the deafening rain her screams cannot be heard. The nearest house is 100 meters away and completely lost from sight in the downpour. She screams for help again nevertheless; desperate now. Beneath her feet, the roof of the bungalow creaks. From inside, the…

Madagascar Flood Update 6

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALBackbreaking work bringing tonnes of help. With your open-hearted support, we have been able to organize a second wave of emergency food distribution in Mangabe – the isolated community whose future stands on a knife edge following five days of apocalyptic flooding.  To survive, the villagers have turned from farmers to…

Madagascar Flood Update 5

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALWe’ve started distributing food, but there are so many in need. First Aid The sight of canoes brought the entire village to the riverbank. Not only were these craft a spectacle – the first to have braved the still treacherous river since last week’s deadly flooding – they also carried a…

Madagascar Flood Update 4

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALFlooded communities like Nirina’s need our help now We no longer suffer alone.   Arriving at the villages of Mangabe, barefoot and caked in mud, the HoverAid survey team prompt surprise, curiosity and relief in various measures. The residents have had no contact with the outside world since the day of…

Madagascar Flood Update 3

DONATE NOWSUPPORT OUR URGENT APPEALFlooded communities like Nirina’s need our help now Nirina’s Choice. When it became clear the river would not stop rising, the communities on the banks of the mighty Betsiboka had only one decision to make; what to take with them as they fled.   Making for high ground, away from the…

Madagascar Flood Update 2

Mahasinda has lost everything. The waters that laid waste to northern Madagascar are withdrawing. The shocking scale of the devastation now emerges from the torrent. Sitting on the roof of his collapsed house, Mahasinda takes stock of the damage. His house has collapsed, his possessions have been washed away, his maize fields have been flooded…

Houses destroyed in Madagacsar

Madagascar Flood Update 1

Peter and Tantely are heading north. The floods have displaced at least 116,000 people, with over 30 dead and others missing. HoverAid in Madagascar have started surveying some of the most affected areas around Maevetanana and Mangabe as our team head north. We are assessing and planning our response for those affected in areas where…