Build Back Better: Adapting Design

The government of Madagascar declared a national emergency on March 14, 2017 due to Cyclone Enawo, which affected 64,566 people and destroyed 2,727 homes. CRS responded by strengthening the resilience of families through reconstruction of 200 homes using local materials and improved techniques that would resist future natural disasters; improving access to potable water through the rehabilitation of 29 water points damaged by the cyclone; and improving household access to agricultural seeds and tools, as well as improved technical skills.