Madagascar is one of the world’s most beautiful places yet it is the third most vulnerable country to natural disasters after Bangladesh and India. Frequent cyclones and tropical storms batter the island nation, leaving widespread devastation that impedes the development of this impoverished population. We provide emergency relief when cyclones strike, and during the rest of the year, we help communities gain access to safe drinking water and help establish disaster mitigation activities so that future cyclones cause less damage.
Medair started working in Madagascar in 2002.
When cyclones strike, Medair is prepared to respond to emergencies across the island.
Villages in Analanjirofo region, in northeast Madagascar, are frequently bombarded by cyclones and floods from heavy rains. Constant rebuilding from damages has made it difficult for communities to make forward progress. However, Medair has focused its efforts in this region for several years and the results are starting to pay off.
Safe shelter is at the very core of human survival and dignity. Infrastructure like roads, bridges, schools, and clinics help communities recover from crisis and build a better future.