Madagascar is a country particularly exposed to high impact weather phenomena and also one of the countries most impacted by cyclones in the world. This year, in January 2020 Madagascar’s West Coast has been struck by a large and long-lasting tropical depression characterized by heavy rains of up to 100 litres per m² within one hour, since the beginning of January 2020.
The floods have caused massive damage and death and the government of Madagascar on 25th January 2020, declared the floods a national emergency. The Government of Madagascar launched an appeal on January 24th to all national actors and international partners, to call for assistance to support emergency aid activities, early recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. In this response, the two ACT national members will target approximately 5,000 Households along the West Coast of Madagascar within the sectors of WASH, Livelihoods and unconditional cash response.