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A Tale of Two Cyclones

Jeremy Konyndyk serves as Director in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Meet USAID’s new director of foreign disaster assistance and learn how USAID’s disaster risk reduction efforts in India can save lives on a massive scale. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention: Focus on India

Assistance in India after two cyclones hit the region

In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we explore the progress made in India after two cyclones hit the region 14 years ago. Read more >>

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Pre-positioned Plastic Sheeting Hastens Recovery in Madagascar

When Tropical Cyclone Giovanna slammed into the eastern coast of Madagascar on Valentine’s Day, relief agencies recognized the storm as a potentially catastrophic event — but not an unpredictable one. Dangerous cyclones are not unusual for the Indian Ocean island: cyclones and tropical storms affect Madagascar almost every year. Giovanna’s strong winds destroyed more than […]

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Emergency Preparations and Response in Southern Africa

This week USAID is assisting communities and individuals impacted by the cyclones in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi. We are providing shelter, clean water, and health protection to those affected by the cyclones. Fewer than 24 hours after Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on Madagascar’s exposed east coast, Thomas Gibb, USAID Madagascar’s Mission Disaster Relief Officer, was in a helicopter flying […]

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