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Bad weather in several countries in the Indian Ocean region: the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is participating in prevention and risk reduction actions through the READY Fund

April 9, 2013


Using the resources of the READY Fund (created to prepare and respond to disasters by the French Red Cross and comprising the Total Foundation, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and Technip), the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, is supporting emergency preparation and response following very bad weather in several countries in the Indian Ocean (Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles).


 

Responding

Floods in Mozambique

To deal with the flood situation in Mozambique, where the official toll reported 109 deaths and more than 243,000 people affected, support from the Ready Fund has enabled the delivery of 1,500 shelter kits and the posting of an expert in water and sanitation.

 

Preparing

Reducing the risk of flooding in the Comoros

In April 2012, the Comoros were affected by heavy rain leading to the worst floods the country had ever experienced.

In all, 46,000 people were affected and 9,000 were displaced.

To reduce the risk of flooding in the Comoros, the Ready Fund has been activated to implement a project to improve and manage risk when disasters occur and to better anticipate the effects of climate change.

 


Preparing

Support for disaster preparedness in the Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros

To support disaster preparedness in the Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, support from the Ready Fund has enabled an expert to be posted to the area to check on building conformity.