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30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

30 Jan 2015 description

Points saillants

  • 20.578 personnes se trouvent dans les sites d’hébergement dans l’ensemble du pays, dont 16.894 à Antananarivo

  • A l’exception du district de Vohipeno, les personnes déplacées dans les autres régions rentrent progressivement chez elles.

  • Les niveaux des rivières à Antananarivo ont beaucoup diminué, et l’alerte rouge a été levée

  • 969 salles de classe ont été endommagées, ce qui a perturbé le déroulement normal des cours pour 48.000 élèves.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Lovasoa Rabary

NAIROBI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Madagascar's government appealed for international aid on Wednesday after a tropical storm earlier this month devastated large swathes of the Indian Ocean island, causing damage worth around $40 million.

Sixty-eight people were killed and 130,000 displaced when the tropical storm Chedza hit Madagascar on Jan. 16, the National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster said.

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28 Jan 2015 description

Suppressed seasonal rains over southeastern Africa expected to provide relief to saturated ground conditions.

Mid-seasonal dry spells experienced throughout several parts of Angola, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

28 Jan 2015 description

Mozambique

Funding proposals for flood response being finalized

Since the declaration of a red alert on 12 January, heavy rains and floods have affected 157,172 people (32,711 households) in Mozambique and the death toll currently stands at 120. The Prime Minister visited the hardest hit province of Zambézia this week, where 96 people have died and over 38,200 ha of crops were lost due to the storms and floods.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

28 Jan 2015 description

MOZAMBIQUE:

Since the declaration of a red alert on 12 Jan, heavy rains and floods have affected 157,172 people (32,711 households) and the death toll currently stands at 120. The Prime Minister visited the hardest hit province of Zambézia this week.

27 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Tuesday 27/1/2015 - 18:02 GMT

Sixty eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning.

"The flag is to be at half-mast on Wednesday.... All festive activities are suspended," the government said.

The hardest hit area of the Indian Ocean island saw 25 deaths, with the majority killed by landslides unleashed by the tropical storm known as Chedza on January 16 and 17.

27 Jan 2015 description

Bilan de la tempête tropicale Chedza et des intempéries au 26/01/2015 à 16h

Après l'appel à la solidarité nationale lancé par le BNGRC le 19 Janvier dernier, nombre de donateurs ont répondu à l'appel. En parallèle, les actions d'assistance et de distribution de dons (vivres et non vivres) sont effectuées dans toutes les zones touchées par les intempéries de ces derniers jours.

Vous pouvez télécharger l'intégralité du rapport de situation de ce 26 janvier 2015 à 16h.

26 Jan 2015 description

Report by the Director-General to the Executive Board at its 136th Session Geneva, Switzerland 26 January 2015

Mister Chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, Excellencies, colleagues in the UN system, ladies and gentlemen,

26 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | dimanche 25/01/2015 - 19:32 GMT

Le président malgache Hery Rajaonarimampianina a présenté dimanche un nouveau gouvernement chargé d'"engager la vitesse supérieure", alors qu'il est de plus en plus critiqué sur son manque de résultats concrets après avoir passé un an aux affaires.

"C'est un gouvernement prêt à se battre que nous venons de former", a déclaré M. Rajaonarimampianina dans une intervention radio-télévisée, à l'occasion du premier anniversaire de son arrivée au pouvoir.

26 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Sunday 1/25/2015 - 20:17 GMT

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina unveiled a new government in the Indian Ocean island nation on Sunday after the previous one resigned over public anger at its handling of recurring power outages.

"This is a government that is ready to fight," Rajaonarimampianina said in a speech that was broadcast on television and radio to mark his first anniversary in power.

24 Jan 2015 description
report New York Times

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

With that always weighing on his mind, Mwewa Ndefi gets up at dawn, just as the first orange rays of sun are beginning to spear through the papyrus reeds, and starts to unclump a mosquito net.

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

23 Jan 2015 description

MALAWI

• The number of deaths in Malawi continues rising, as of 21 January, due to one of the most devastating floods in the country in the last 30 years. Many areas are still isolated and search and rescue operations are on-going.
Southern Malawi has been especially affected, with extensive damaged to houses and infrastructure reported.

MOZAMBIQUE

22 Jan 2015 description

Le Premier Ministre, le Général Jean RAVELONARIVO a reçu la délégation de l’Assurance Réassurance et Omni branche (ARO) conduite par son Directeur Général Monsieur Patrick ANDRIAMBAHINY le 22 janvier 2015 au Palais de Mahazoarivo.

Cette compagnie d’Assurance a remis officiellement un lot de dons pour les sinistrés après le passage du cyclone CHEDZA. Il s’agit de 500 pièces de couvertures, 20.000 pièces de savons et 10 tonnes de riz blanc.