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| Bankrupt, hungry and homeless: life after Madagascar's cyclone

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Cyclone Enawo was the biggest storm in more than a decade to hit Madagascar. It left scores dead and triggered floods and landslides, destroying tens of thousands of homes. Two months on, the remarkable story of the village of Antanandava is a testament to Madagascan resilience
It was late morning when Cyclone Enawo made landfall on Madagascar’s north-east coast. The most severe tropical storm to hit the Indian Ocean island in more than 10 years brought with it winds of up to 290km/h and 25cm of rainfall.
The devastating cyclone ravaged Madagascar for almost two days in March, cascading vast amounts of water on the deforested slopes of the country’s high plateau, triggering floods and landslides.
I reminded them of the value our ancestors placed in the community and that we needed to find that shared strength again in order to survive
– Sylvia

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