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23 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

• The rainfall season was favorable for agriculture between December 2016 and June 2017 over most parts of the Grand Sud.

• Due to the combination of better rainfall and comprehensive response activities, the humanitarian improved significantly compared to 2016.

19 Aug 2017 description

The African region experiences around 100 public health events annually, of which 80% are caused by infectious diseases. Although only a portion of these public health events are caused by emerging and dangerous pathogens (EDP), recurring outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Dengue Fever/Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever are a feature of the regional situation.

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

15 Aug 2017 description

Matrice de suivi des déplacements

L'OIM Madagascar a mis en œuvre son programme de matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM-Displacement Tracking Matrix en anglais) afin de mieux comprendre les déplacements de population engendrés par la sécheresse et fournir des informations essentielles aux acteurs gouvernementaux et humanitaires sur le sujet.

14 Aug 2017 description
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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

07 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to improved harvests, FEWS NET projects Minimal levels of food insecurity in Southern Africa through January 2018, with pockets of Stressed or Crisis levels in some countries

  • Relief actors provide targeted assistance to vulnerable populations to facilitate continued recovery

  • USAID/OFDA provides approximately $26 million in new funding to support cyclone- and drought-affected populations in the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La Banque mondiale soutient les efforts du pays pour accélérer la réforme foncière à travers deux projets soutenant la sécurité alimentaire, la protection sociale, la croissance agricole, et la sécurisation foncière.

  • Le gouvernement malgache prévoit la sécurisation de 500 000 parcelles auprès de 180 communes.

  • La commune rurale d’Andriambilany pilote une réforme foncière. Après avoir identifié 17 000 parcelles non titrées, la commune a délivré 2 800 certificats fonciers en l’espace de deux mois.

05 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank is supporting Madagascar’s efforts to accelerate land reform through two projects promoting food security, social protection, agricultural growth, and secure land tenure.

  • The Government of Madagascar is planning to regularize land tenure for 500,000 parcels of land in 180 communes.

  • The rural commune of Andriambilany is piloting land tenure reform. Having identified 17,000 parcels of land without a title, the commune issued 2,800 land certificates within a two-month period.

04 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Final results of UNICEF-led nutrition SMART surveys in the Grand Sud show Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence classified as “high” (>10%) in three districts according to WHO standards. The most recent Integrated Phase Classification for Acute Malnutrition exercise (IPC AM, July 2017) classified these same districts in “serious” acute malnutrition phase 3.

04 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Lourens Swanepoel, Associate lecturer, University of Venda
Steven Belmain Professor of Ecology, University of Greenwich

01 Aug 2017 description

Cassava harvest started early in Southern Madagascar and production is near normal

Key Messages:

01 Aug 2017 description

Improved maize supplies trigger significant staple price declines in the region

KEY MESSAGES

31 Jul 2017 description

Full title of the project:

FAO coordination of food and agriculture disaster risk reduction and management in Southern Africa

Target areas:

Southern Africa

Recipient: Regional Africa

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 500 000

Project code: OSRO/RAF/604/USA

Objective:

To contribute to reducing the risk of food and nutrition insecurity by building strong and resilient livelihoods among poor, rural farming households.

31 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 42 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including the:

• Undiagnosed paediatric eruptive fever in Cameroon

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

• Humanitarian refugee crisis in Uganda

• Humanitarian crisis in Madagascar

31 Jul 2017 description

Analyse IPC menée du 3 au 10 juillet 2017 pour le Grand Sud de Madagascar

  • Les districts de Bekily, Beloha et Amboasary Atsimo sont classifiés en « IPC phase sérieuse » pour la période de mars à mai 2017 ; ils risqueront d’y rester jusqu’en septembre 2017 à l’exception de Bekily. Des actions y seront nécessaires pour réduire urgemment les niveaux élevés de malnutrition enregistrés dans ces zones.

31 Jul 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS ON THE FOOD INSECURITY FROM MARCH TO MAY 2017

  • Districts in emergency phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 3 !): Betioky,
    Ampanihy, Tsihombe, Beloha, Amboasary Sud; four communes in the district of Taolagnaro (Ranopiso, Analapatsy, Andranobory, Ankariera) and the commune of Beheloka in Tuléar II

  • Districts in crisis phase (IPC Phase 3): Vangaindrano, Farafanagana, Vohipeno

  • Districts in crisis phase despite humanitarian actions (IPC Phase 2!): Ambovombe and Bekily.