In response to the Madagascan Government’s appeal, a programme providing relief to areas affected by recent floods in Madagascar has been arranged by Vietnamese Honorary Consul in the country Eric Andry Ramiandrasoa.

As many as 750 families impacted by flooding in the Alarobia, Anosivavaka and Morarano districts of the capital city of Antanavario received essential commodities such as rice, cooking oil, milk and canned food.

The activity was valued by the Madagascan authorities, promoting Vietnam’s image in the African island nation.

Tropical Storm Chedza crossed Madagascar on January 19, causing flash floods and damage in Antananarivo and surrounding areas. United Nations statistics report the storm killed dozens of people and forced evacuations for 44,000 people from their homes. An estimated 101,000 people were impacted by the disaster.

Vietnam and Madagascar established diplomatic ties in 1972 and Vietnam opened its Embassy and Consulate in the country in 2004. About 400 Vietnamese-Madagascan people are living in the African county.-VNA