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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.

08 Jul 2015 description

Airtel Uganda and Human Network International to Communicate Free Public Service Information via Mobile Phones

By Montserrat Xilotl

Information can save lives. However, for this happen information must reach its intended target audience. Access to life saving information is not a trivial matter particularly when looking to communicate to isolated or rural populations in the development world.

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.

03 Jul 2015 description

3 July 2015 - Smallholder farmers increase rice yields while using less seed, land and water by applying the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in an IFAD-funded project in Madagascar.

02 Jul 2015 description

Durant la 1ère décade de mai 2015, la pluviosité diminuait dans la majeure partie de la Grande-Île. Dans l’Aire grégarigène, en particulier dans le compartiment Sud, la pluviosité devenait déficitaire à nulle par rapport aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache induisant, sous l’effet des vents de secteur sud, un déplacement des ailés en mesure de voler vers les Hautes-Terres de l’Aire grégarigène (AMI) et vers l’Aire d’invasion. Dans l’Aire d’invasion, la plupart des biotopes restaient acceptables pour le développement du Criquet migrateur malgache.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations
    Nepal

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Burundi

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

Food security likely to deteriorate in select, far southern districts

Key Messages

  • Rice and maize harvests put an end to the lean season in April/May, which will continue to result in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes for much of Madagascar through September 2015.