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World + 20 others
The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Japan contributes $2 million to combat the locust plague in Madagascar (in FRENCH)

23/04/2014

Le Gouvernement du Japon signe aujourd’hui un accord de financement avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) en vue de contribuer au Programme triennal de réponse à l’invasion acridienne (2013-2016) préparé conjointement par la FAO et le Ministère de l’agriculture de la République de Madagascar. La contribution de 206 millions de Yens, soit environ 2 millions d’USD, portera à 28,8 millions d’USD la somme reçue pour la mise en œuvre du Programme triennal sur un total requis de 43,9 millions d’USD.

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Comoros + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (15 to 21 April 2014)

Comoros:
UNESCO and the Indian Ocean Commission sent experts from 16 to 18 April to assess the cracked soil and landslide in Anjouan, following rains from Tropical Cyclone Hellen and an earlier 4.8 magnitude earthquake on 12 March 2014. Both experts recommended that in some parts of the village La Mahale, displaced people can return to their homes, but not to all parts of the village.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Newly elected President of Madagascar commits to overcoming the AIDS epidemic

Report
UNAIDS

The President of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina, pledged to do what is necessary to overcome the AIDS epidemic and move towards reaching zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 16 April in Antananarivo, the President said, Madagascar can eliminate new HIV infections and in particular ensure all babies are born free from HIV, with the support and goodwill of UNAIDS and the United Nations family.

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Madagascar : Bulletin de situation acridienne No. 12 - Février 2014

SOMMAIRE

  • Situation générale: page 1
  • Situation éco-météorologique: page 2
  • Situation acridienne: page 3
  • Situation agro-socio-économique: page 10
  • Situation antiacridienne: page 10
  • Annexes: page 15

SITUATION GÉNÉRALE

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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New IRIN film: The Zebu and the Zama

Report
IRIN

NAIROBI, 14 April 2014 (IRIN) - In the Zones Rouges of southern Madagascar, economic opportunities are scarce, as is any presence of the state: the police are particularly absent from most villages.

But there are lots of zebu - the country’s distinctive breed of humpbacked cattle. Millions of them. Each worth several hundred US dollars. This walking wealth makes for easy prey for rustlers known as dahalo, who rob and kill with virtual impunity.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 5/2014 - Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

Report
ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: SAF/FJKM

Amount Sent: US$ 51,422

Date: 11 April 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

Date of Emergency: 30 March 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): SAF/FJKM

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

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World + 13 others
UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.

The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.

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Point de situation : Cyclone Tropical Intense "Hellen", 10 avril 2014

BILANS

D'une manière générale, le bilan de "HELLEN" pour l'ensemble des Districts impactés n'a plus de modification par rapport à ce qu'on a vu au point de situation précédent. Ainsi, on compte:

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Madagascar: Cyclone Hellen Response (as of 10 April 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Malawi + 10 others
Southern Africa - Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis, April 2014

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. In this methodology, an analyst uses current evidence to develop assumptions about the future and compare their possible effects. The following report outlines assumptions at the regional level. Assumptions are also developed at the country level; these are likely to be more detailed. Together, the regional and national assumptions are the foundation for the integrated analysis reported in FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates. Learn more about our work here.

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Point de situation : Cyclone Tropical Intense "Hellen", 8 avril 2014

BILANS

Le bilan général provisoire pour l'ensemble des districts impactés, ce 8 avril à 16h00, fait état de:

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Comoros + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (1 to 7 April 2014)

Comoros:
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Accompagner les populations des quartiers précaires à Madagascar

L’ONG Asie Tana Inter Aide (ATIA) soutient des initiatives locales pour favoriser l’insertion sociale, l’éducation et l’accès à la santé des familles dans les quartiers pauvres de Madagascar.

Le projet ATIA est mené avec cinq associations malgaches (Kozama, Koloaina, Afafi, Vahatra et Mampita) dans trois grandes villes de Madagascar : Antananarivo, Antsirabe et Mahajanga.

Isolement et manque d’informations

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World + 17 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Point de situation : Cyclone Tropical Intense "Hellen", 4 avril 2014

SITUATION GENERALE

Sur l'ensemble des Districts impactés, les sans abris déplacés dans les sites d'hébergement sont déjà retournés chez eux, sauf à Mahajanga I et à Marovoay. Ils sont encore hébergés à la maison des jeunes d'Ambalavola (450), à l'EPP Fiofio (189) et à l'EPP Firaisana (65) pour Mahajanga I et à la maison de quartier (30) pour ceux de Marovoay.

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ACT Alert: Intense Tropical Cyclone "Hellen"

Report
ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance Alert Reference Number: 10/2014.

ACT members, SAF-FJKM and Voina Mahatratra/FLM), in collaboration with other operational international and local NGOs, are planning to respond to this disaster. A Rapid Response Funds application is being prepared. Planned activities will include needs assessment and providing lifesaving items such as food, medicines, clothes and blankets.