What you need to know about the Caribbean islands region in 2017
In 2017, Madagascar was the most affected country by Tropical Storm Chikolai in the Caribbean, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNODR) and the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN).
In that same year, it was the third-most affected country in the world.
Madagascar was also the only island in the country to experience a full year of monsoon rainfall, and was the only one to experience flooding during the entire year.
Madagascar had more than 14 million people at the end of 2017, making it one of the poorest countries in the continent.
Madagascar experienced more than 6,000 deaths, according the UNODR, and more than 3,600 deaths were attributed to the coronavirus outbreak.
The island was also affected by Hurricane Maria in 2018, which was the fourth-highest number of deaths in the region.
Madagascar is one of five countries in Africa where the monsoon season ends on March 1.
In addition to being affected by Chikulai, Madagascar also experienced Tropical Storm Tsunami in May 2018, leaving nearly a million people homeless.
Since its landfall in March 2017, Chikuluai has made landfall in the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Gambia, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zaire.
It has made its way across the Gulf of Guinea and into Senegal, leaving at least 10,000 people dead and 1,000 missing.
The storm has also caused major damage to the region, including the loss of more than 2,000 homes and the destruction of at least 50 villages, according ToM.
This year, the island was the fifth most affected region in the World, with the largest number of fatalities reported in the last week alone, according a report by the Global Environment Facility.
Madagascar has the highest number of recorded deaths in any country in 2017.
In 2018, Chikaulai made landfall over the southern part of the country and made landfall near the capital of the African nation of Gabon on March 14.
More than 100,000 residents have been affected by the storm.
On March 22, Chichikulay made landfall off the coast of Zaire in the western part of Africa, killing at least 16 people and causing an estimated $9 billion in damage, according TOM.
The region was also hit by Typhoon Haiyan in 2017, with more than 70,000 dead, many of them children.
This storm is expected to make a second landfall in 2018.
A total of 4,500 people were killed and 6,800 injured in 2017 as a result of Typhoon Haiya, according data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).