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Cyclone Alvaro : Support from the USA and China to Madagascar

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Cyclone Alvaro : Support from the USA and China to Madagascar

Assistance for Madagascar’s disaster victims

China and the United States have decided to provide material assistance to those affected by tropical cyclone Alvaro in Madagascar.

The USAID, in partnership with the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP), will assess the damages caused by the cyclone. They provided aid to over 6 700 individuals affected or displaced by the disaster in the Southwest and Southeast regions. The aid included basic necessary needs such as oil, rice, and biscuits. Michele Russel stated, « This distribution will help displaced people in hard-to-reach areas meet their immediate food needs for a week ». The Director-general of USAID/Madagascar suggested that additional support may be provided if the situation requires it.

Furthermore, China promptly responded by offering support to the disaster victims in Madagascar. Zhang Wei, the affair manager of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Madagascar, donated 4.6 tons of white beans, 23 tons of rice, and 920 liters of oil to the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management. After the donation handover, a partnership agreement signing took place to underscore the strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation between Madagascar and China. Additionally, China confirmed its commitment to support and finance the development programs of the government of Madagascar.

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