Madagascar-LDS Charities Continues Relief

Madagascar-LDS Charities Continues Relief

March 7, 2017 Cyclone Enawo made landfall, packing 270 kilometer per hour winds as a Category 4 hurricane.

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March 7, 2017 cyclone Enawo made landfall, packing 270 kilometer per hour winds as a Category 4 hurricane. Hitting the northern most area of the island nation of Madagascar where roads are dirt and many live on hillsides; flash flooding is common and getting into the area is difficult. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded to the needs of the people. 

Cyclone Enawo destroyed many areas damaging agriculture and killing animals and people alike. Homes were destroyed because of flooding and land slides.  The humanitarian arm of the Church, LDS charities, responded with it's disaster relief program, set up to help in emergencies.

Three communities, Andranomifotira, Mandena and Manantenina had over 500 families victimized by the cyclone.  

The LDS church privided 500-50kg bags of rice, 100-50kg bags of dry beans, 1000 liters of oil, 20-50kg bags of sugar, 1000 bars of soap, 500 galvanized roofing sheets, at a cost of $162,500 000 MGA (52,000 dollars US).

According to the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes of Madagascar's report, the distribution in the three areas is going well.  All families received two weeks worth of food and were so very thankful to the LDS Church for helping them.

https://www.ldscharities.org

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