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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - N°17 Juillet 2014

Sep 2014

En juillet 2014, la pluviosité à Madagascar a diminué par rapport à celle du mois de juin. Par conséquent, le dessèchement des strates herbeuses se poursuivait et les populations acridiennes diffuses continuaient à coloniser les zones de dépression et les bas-fonds où la végétation restait encore verte. En outre, les températures restaient basses, entraînant un ralentissement du développement et des activités des populations acridiennes.

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The PRC Sub-Committee on Refugees, Returnees and IDPs in Africa, and the Department of Political Affairs begin a Five-Day Humanitarian Assessment Mission in the Republic of Madagascar

Report
African Union

Antananarivo, 15 September 2014: The Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) Sub-Committee on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, and the Department of Political Affairs’ Humanitarian Affairs Division, have begun a five-day humanitarian assessment mission in the Republic of Madagascar. The mission will run from 15th to 19th September 2014.

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Évaluation de la campagne antiacridienne 2013/2014 à Madagascar

Sep 2014

Sur la base d’expériences de précédentes invasions, le Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion du Criquet migrateur à Madagascar a été conçu de façon à ce que la première campagne 2013/2014 dudit programme stoppe l’invasion et que les campagnes suivantes assurent son déclin puis le retour à une rémission acridienne.

La première campagne 2013/2014 a réussi à atteindre l’objectif spécifique qu’elle s’était fixée, celui d’enrayer les sources d’invasion du Criquet migrateur malgache.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 24 others
Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

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Situation Update: Locust Crisis in Madagascar - 12 September 2014

Even though more than 1.2 million hectares were treated, locust populations are still present both in the invasion and outbreak areas and a second control campaign is essential to support the decline of the plague.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Le Japon soutient le PAM et l'UNICEF

La cérémonie officielle de remise d’un don du gouvernement du Japon à l'UNICEF et au PAM a eu lieu ce jour au ministère des Affaires Etrangères Antananarivo. L’événement a été organisé en présence du Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Santé Publique Kolo Roger, du Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Lala Arisoa Razafitrimo et du Secrétaire Général du Ministère de l’Agriculture Pierrot Serge Randrianaritiana.

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Opportunites et defis pour une croissance inclusive et resiliente : recueil de notes de politique pour Madagascar

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World Bank

Engager Madagascar sur la voie d’une croissance inclusive : la Banque mondiale propose des pistes de réflexion

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

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World + 21 others
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness ten years after the 2004 disaster

Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.

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World + 12 others
$8.5m gene project for food security

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EastAfrican

By ISAAC KHISA Special Correspondent

IN SUMMARY

  • Plant genetic resources are seeds and planting materials (traditional and modern varieties, crop and wild plant species) that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to pests and diseases as well as tolerant to climate change.

East African crop scientists have embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security across East Africa.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Lesotho + 7 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (25 August 2014 - 01 September 2014)

Regional Overview

The SADC Regional Climate Outlook for the rainfall season 2014/15 predicts normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the region this rainfall season (October 2014 to March 2015).

Madagascar

On 28 August a swarm of locusts invaded the capital Antananarivo. No significant crop damage has been reported, but the situation draws attention to the need for continued support for the three-year anti-locust campaign, which faces a funding gap of US$ 10 million.

Lesotho

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Swaziland + 13 others
Southern Africa: HIV and AIDS Snapshot (as of August 2014)

Situation Overview: HIV and AIDS

The SADC region accounts for some of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. An estimated 14.6 million people in the region, are living with HIV. Women account for more than 50% of those living with HIV in the region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Madagascar Price Bulletin August 2014

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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Locust plague descends on Madagascar capital

08/28/2014 15:50 GMT

ANTANANARIVO, August 28, 2014 (AFP) - A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar's capital on Thursday, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tyres in panic.

A bank of ravenous insects clouded the sky over Antananarivo, with countless thousands raining down dead on to the streets.

"We are going to give them to the chickens to eat, if the chickens don't die, we'll eat them," said 13-year-old Anthoni Razafimahatratra, enthusiastically scooping handfuls of insects into a plastic bag.

Agence France-Presse:

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Zimbabwe + 5 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (19 to 25 August 2014)

Regional Overview

The South African Government has placed an immediate ban on the entry of non-South Africans from the Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), taking place from 27 to 29 August in Windhoek, Namibia, will develop the first regional seasonal forecast for the coming rainfall season.

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in northern DRC, which are said to be a different strain to the outbreak in West Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Madagascar Remote Monitoring Report August 2014

Above-average food prices and debt levels to lead to Stressed food insecurity by October

Key Messages

  • Good national rice production is expected this season along with an average March/April 2014 maize/legume harvest in the south. As a result, acute food insecurity is expected to remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through at least September.