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20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG — Even for Madagascar, this is no ordinary bubonic plague outbreak.

The African nation has the world’s highest incidence of the bacterial infection that earned the grim name “the Black Death” after it killed an estimated 50 million people in the 14th century. The rat- and flea-borne illness hits the island nation every year from about December to April.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

16 Jan 2017 description

Antananarivo, le 16 janvier 2017 : En réponse à la requête du Gouvernement au Système des Nations Unies en février 2016, et à la suite des conclusions de la Mission d’assistance à l’évaluation des besoins électoraux (Needs Assistance Mission/NAM), le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) a mis en place le projet d’« Assistance préparatoire au processus électoral » en septembre 2016.

14 Jan 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2017

14 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Rains improved in many areas that were affected by severe drought last season

  • Poor rains have been received in Tanzania and parts of Madagascar, with likely impacts on crop production in affected areas

  • An armyworm outbreak has affected the region, with reports of outbreaks in Zambia,
    Zimbabwe and Malawi. The outbreak in Zambia is particularly severe

Regional Summary

14 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners carried out the seventh complete periodic malnutrition screening of 300,000 children under 5 years of age (6 to 59 months) in October 2016. The screening found 2,146 children affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 10,484 affected by moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the 8 most affected districts. In 2016, 14,500 children with SAM have been treated.

13 Jan 2017 description

PANORAMA DE LA SITUATION DE L’INSÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE AIGUË

  • Près de 60% des ménages vivant dans le Grand Sud sont directement affectés par les effets du phénomène El Niño en 2016. Sur trois années consécutives le Grand Sud a enregistré une insuffisance et une mauvaise répartition des précipitations dans le temps et dans l’espace ; une situation devenue plus précaire avec le phénomène El Niño.

13 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Southern Africa has been hit by its worst drought in 35 years. An estimated 32 million people are food insecure.

  • Poverty is expected to rise, jeopardizing decades of hard-won developmental gains in the region.

  • Cash transfers have become the primary response to support the recovery of disaster-affected population.

By Andrea Vermehren, Lead Social Protection Specialist working in the Africa region

12 Jan 2017 description

Highlights:

  • ‘Market estimates for South Africa’s 2016/17 total maize production vary between 11.7 million tons and 13.0 million tons, which is well above the previous season’s output of 7.5 million tons. If this materializes, South Africa would return to be a net exporter of maize as domestic annual consumption is just 10.5 million tons’– Agbiz, www.agbiz.co.za.) '

12 Jan 2017 description

Heavy rainfall is expected to provide relief for southeastern Africa, but will increase the risk of flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

12 Jan 2017 description

Le 6 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la santé de Madagascar a alerté l’OMS d’une flambée présumée de peste dans le district de Befotaka, dans la région d’Atsimo Atsinanana au sud est du pays. Ce district est situé à l’extérieur de la zone d’endémie connue à Madagascar. Aucun cas de peste n’a été signalé dans cette zone depuis 1950.

11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2016 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since late November, the southern African summer monsoon has continued to be dominated by a dipole pattern: with suppressed rainfall in the northeastern parts of the region and Island of Madagascar, and enhanced rainfall in the southern parts of contiguous SADC.

  • Some significant above-normal rainfalls conditions were observed last past 30 days, across portions of northwestern DRC, west and south of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and south Mozambique.

10 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

10 January 2017: Millions face hunger in Southern Africa as the hunger crisis enters its peak, warns the humanitarian aid organization CARE. The worst drought in 35 years has a continuous, devastating impact on the lives of 40 million people who are in urgent need of food assistance. “We have warned for months that this food crisis deteriorates by the day. We are now approaching the peak of hunger, but international funding still doesn’t match the enormous needs,” says Michelle Carter, CARE’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa.

10 Jan 2017 description

ANTANANARIVO – Un financement du Département de la Protection Civile et des Opérations d'Aide Humanitaire de la Commission Européenne (ECHO), de 1,5 million d’euros, permet au Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) à Madagascar de venir en aide à 130 000 personnes (soit 26 000 ménages) en insécurité alimentaire dans le sud du pays via des programmes de transferts monétaires.

10 Jan 2017 description

SUMMARY

Goals and Strategic Objectives

Goal 1: Save lives

Strategic objective 1. Avoid loss of human lives, especially among children under five and pregnant and lactating women in zones classified as being in "Emergency" (IPC 4) and "Crisis" (IPC3) under the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC).
Strategic objective 2. Improve food security and restore livelihoods of the most vulnerable households in zones classified as in "Emergency" (IPC 4) and "Crisis" (IPC 3).

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need:16.1 million

Total children (< 18) in need: 5.2 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 7.2 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 3.8 million