UNICEF and its partners are continuing their relief operation in Madagascar, after cyclone Giovanna struck on 14 February.

The cylone has affected over 250,000 people, killing 26 and injuring over 90 people. Over 30,000 houses were completely destroyed.

The school system has been badly affected. About a thousand classrooms have been moderately or severely damaged, affecting over 77,000 children.

So far UNICEF and its partners have distributed over 10,000 clean water and sanitation kits, while 33 schools have been provided with schools in a box, which include recreation kits and material for temporary classrooms.

 
This UNICEF school in Madagascar, built by us to be cyclone proof, is being used as an emergency shelter. © UNICEF 2012
This UNICEF school in Madagascar, built by us to be cyclone proof, is being used as an emergency shelter.© UNICEF 2012