International charter activated for cyclone Enawo in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo made landfall on the northeastern coast of Madagascar on 7 March 2017. This cyclone is one of the strongest to hit the island in last 13 years, with winds in excess of 231 km/h. The emergency services are warning of dangerous flash flooding and mudslides. So far, there have been power outages and nearly 10,000 people have been evacuated. Aid organizations are warning that more than 700,000 people could be affected by the storm. The International Charter was activated on 6 March 2017 on a request made by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).