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A/RES/48/234


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

14 February 1994

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                                                  A/RES/48/234
                                                  89th plenary meeting
                                                  14 February 1994
 
                     Emergency assistance to Madagascar
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Seriously concerned at the extensive damage and devastation caused by
the tropical cyclones Daisy and Geralda and by the floods which have struck
Madagascar,
 
      Noting with concern the destruction of thousands of dwellings and the
damage suffered by important sectors of the national infrastructure and the
mounting needs of hundreds of thousands of persons affected,
 
      Recognizing the efforts being exerted by the Government of Madagascar in
order to provide emergency aid and assistance to the victims of these
disasters,
 
      Noting that the resolute efforts of the Government of Madagascar aimed
at promoting growth and economic development will be hampered by periodical
natural disasters of this type,
 
      1.    Declares its solidarity with the Government and people of
Madagascar in their affliction;
 
      2.    Notes with satisfaction the efforts being exerted by the
Government of Madagascar with a view to providing swift aid to the victims
through its own means;
 
      3.    Commends the international community, including the bodies and
organizations of the United Nations system, for the measures taken in order to
supplement the efforts of the Government of Madagascar in the emergency aid
and assistance operations;
 
      4.    Requests the Secretary-General, acting in cooperation with the
competent bodies and organizations of the United Nations system and in close
collaboration with the governmental authorities, to assist the Government of
Madagascar in bringing recovery efforts to a successful conclusion;
 
      5.    Requests all States, as well as the international organizations,
to provide urgently additional support to Madagascar in order to mitigate the
economic and financial burden which the Malagasy people will have to bear
during the period of emergency and the subsequent process of recovery;
 
      6.    Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the Economic and
Social Council at its substantive session of 1994 on the implementation of the
present resolution.