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Tropical Cyclone Haruna hits southwestern Madagascar

Date Published: 
02/25/2013
Summary: 

National disaster authorities and aid agencies are struggling to reach remote areas of Madagascar’s southwestern coast where thousands of people are thought to have been made homeless by Tropical Cyclone Haruna, which made landfall on 22 February as a powerful category two cyclone. (..) “Today [25 February], we reached another 4,800 people. Our emergency food supplies have come in, so now we can also hand out biscuits and rice, so people can get through the first five days,” Willem van Milink, the World Food Programme's (WFP) country representative, told IRIN.