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01 Aug 2015 description
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Crisis (IPC Pha se 3) outcomes likely in southern districts as lean season approaches

KEY MESSAGES

  • In Androy, Atsimo Andrefana and parts of Anosy Regions, staple food production is estimated to be significantly below average. An early exhaustion of food stocks, reduced coping capacity from the previous lean season, and unusually high staple food prices are likely to result in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes starting from August and September 2 015.

01 Aug 2015 description

Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country’s young democracy.

31 Jul 2015 description

Locust situation

In June and July 2015, the dry and cold season established throughout the whole Island. Temperatures decreased and there was no or little rain, which slowed down the development of the Malagasy Migratory Locust.

31 Jul 2015 description

Madagascar - On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TiP) 2015 (on 30/7), the Government of Madagascar launched an IOM-backed national awareness raising campaign.

The launch in Antananarivo, led by Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo, was attended by senior officials from the President’s Office, delegates from the National Coordination Office for the Fight against TiP, diplomats, UN agency representatives, as well as from the judiciary, civil society, the private sector and the general public.

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

24 Jul 2015 description

La Coopération monégasque finance deux projets de lutte contre la malnutrition en partenariat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) en faveur de 45.000 élèves au Burundi et de 4.000 femmes enceintes à Madagascar.

22 Jul 2015 description

Les opérations aériennes menées par la FAO dans le cadre de la campagne antiacridienne 2014/15 à Madagascar ont pris fin le 12 juillet 2015. Les opérations terrestres, quant à elles, se poursuivront jusqu’au 31 juillet 2015. Depuis le début de cette campagne, le 09 octobre 2014, et jusqu’au 12 juillet 2015, des infestations acridiennes ont été maîtrisées sur une superficie totale de 638 531 hectares (dont 98 pour cent par voie aérienne), dans le respect de la santé humaine et de l’environnement.

Déclin de l’invasion acridienne effectif

22 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les zones protégées sont un point fort de la gestion des ressources naturelles de Madagascar, et jouent un rôle stratégique dans l'économie du pays et sa capacité à résister aux conditions météorologiques extrêmes.

  • Cependant, l'agriculture sur brûlis et la pression persistante sur les ressources forestières ont conduit à l'érosion et à une sédimentation accrue qui affecte les rendements agricoles.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

21 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protected areas are a bright spot in the management of Madagascar’s natural resources, and play a strategic role in the country’s economy and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.

  • However, slash and burn agriculture and persistent pressure on forest resources have led to widespread erosion and sedimentation that affects agricultural yields.

  • In the rice fields of Marovoay, as in the protected area of Ankarafantsika, people are calling for more integrated approaches to conservation and development.

20 Jul 2015 description

Regional Overview

Madagascar
Campaigning for municipal elections, which is to be held on 31 July, started last week without incident.

Lesotho
The SADC Commission of Enquiry established by the Double Troika Summit is expected to arrive in Lesotho on 20 July 2015.

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

13 Jul 2015 description

Regional Overview

Lesotho

According to the latest statement from the family of Lt. General Maaparankoe Mahao, before his murder Mahao thought there was a plot to kill him, but had refused to flee. His funeral service took place on the 11 July 2015.

Malawi

09 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prospects for world cereal production in 2015 remain favourable, despite recent adverse weather conditions in some regions and continuing concerns over El Niño, with the global cereal supply and demand outlook for 2015/16 pointing to generally stable conditions.