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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 22 - 28 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Madagascar:

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Madagascar + 12 others
Southern Africa: Malnutrition Snapshot (as of July 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW: MALNUTRITION

Malnutrition levels, particularly stunting levels, in the southern Africa region are very high, as is reflected in child nutritional status. All the countries in the region have stunting levels that are of concern, above the 20% World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for stunting.

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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - Bulletin de la troisième décade de mai 2014 (2014-D15)

Durant la troisième décade de mai 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité était déficitaire à nulle dans toute la Grande-Île (figure 1). Cependant, les relevés effectués dans l’Aire grégarigène montraient que la plage optimale pluviométrique (annexe 1) était atteinte dans certaines localités du compartiment Sud de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication (15,5 mm à Amboasary, 19,0 mm à Behara et 12,0 mm à Tranomaro) et dans l’Aire de densation du même compartiment (26,5 mm à Sampona).

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Madagascar + 4 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 15 - 21 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Regional:
At the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis meeting in early July, the following information was presented:

  • For the 11 countries for which crop production data was available, cereal harvest increased by 15 per cent from 33.5 million tons in 2013 to 38.7 million tons in 2014. This is also 20 per cent above the five-year average.

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Le PAM soutient un programme national

Le PAM à Madagascar appuie le processus de développement d’un programme national d’Alimentation Scolaire du Gouvernement, à travers le Ministère de l’Education Nationale (MEN), tout en renforçant son soutien aux institutions nationales œuvrant dans ce domaine.

Un atelier qui commence aujourd’hui marque le début d’un processus de mise en place d’un programme national de cantines scolaires.

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World + 31 others
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 2013 Annual Progress Report

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

Financial Status

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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 8 - 14 July 2014

Madagascar:

Following village reconciliation efforts, some 315 households in Amboasary-Sud that were displaced due to inter-communal conflict, will start returning home on 14 July, according to the Madagascar Red Cross

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Malawi + 14 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 16, July 2014

The region is characterized by high levels of vulnerability but recent momentum around the resilience-building agenda in Lesotho and Malawi shows great promise.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Malawi + 7 others
Southern Africa - Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis, July 2014

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. Commonly used by planners and researchers to forecast likely events, this methodology takes a set of informed assumptions about the future and compares their possible effects. Scenario development cannot predict exact outcomes but it structures the analysis and helps minimize uncertainty. This report, developed by FEWS NET analysts based on current evidence, outlines assumptions at the regional level.

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World + 14 others
Opinion: Unleashing African Young People’s Potential

By Adebayo Fayoyin Reprint

This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11.

JOHANNESBURG, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) - An African proverb says “a child that we refuse to build today will end up selling the house that we may build tomorrow.”

The moral of this is clear. Unless we invest in our children and young people today, they might become a threat or a burden in the future.

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Madagascar: Bulletin de situation acridienne - Bulletin de la première décade de mai 2014 (2014-D13)

Durant la première décade de mai 2014, les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité était déficitaire, voire nulle, sur une bande diagonale d’environ 200 km de large, d’Antsiranana (AINE) à Toliara (AD-C), et que la plage optimale pluviométrique était atteinte dans l’Aire d’invasion septentrionale Betsiboka (AIC-NO-B) et l’Aire d’invasion Centrale bande côtière (AIC-O) et bassin de Morafenobe (AIC-MN).

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Burundi + 9 others
AU, AfDB Ink Agreement for Improved Access to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation for 5 Million People

The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

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Madagascar + 1 other
Reforms to Food Aid in the Farm Bill will Help Spur Local Markets

July 3, 2014 by Melissa Stevens

Washington, D.C. – John Clement was 14 months old when his mother first brought him to a clinic run by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Madagascar. He weighed 15 pounds which put him in the red zone – a classification denoting severe under nutrition.

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Les enfants du rugby participent à la promotion de la campagne "Plaquer la faim" du PAM

Antananarivo – Des enfants venant de centres bénéficiant de l’assistance alimentaire du Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unis (PAM) participeront vendredi 04 juillet à un match d’exhibition pour promouvoir le partenariat « Plaquer la faim » du PAM et la Fédération Internationale de Rugby (International Rugby Board – IRB).

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World + 33 others
Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 2, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prospects for 2014 global cereal production improve further with upward revisions to coarse grains and wheat forecasts, contributing to an enhanced cereal supply outlook for 2014/15.

  • International prices of wheat and maize dropped in June, reflecting favourable production prospects, while rice export quotations increased slightly. Cereal export prices were overall lower than their year earlier levels.

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Madagascar Remote Monitoring Report June 2014

Improved 2013/2014 rice production expected to support Minimal acute food insecurity through September

Key Messages

  • National rice production in Madagascar for the 2013/2014 season is expected to be approximately 4.3 million metric tons, which is near the five-year average and a 19 percent improvement from 2013. Local and imported rice prices were at or slightly below their prior-year levels in May, maintaining stable access for poor households to the preferred staple food.

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Debriefing and results of the first locust control campaign in Madagascar

A debriefing on the results of the first locust control campaign (2013/14) of the Three year Programme in response to the locust plague, was held on Friday 27 June 2014 at the FAO Representation in Madagascar. This debriefing, jointly chaired by the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Roland Ravatomanga, and the FAO Representative, was attended by national stakeholders as well as technical and financial partners.

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Mozambique + 2 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 24 - 30 June 2014

Madagascar:

A military intervention named “Operation Coup d’Arret” was undertaken in the south, in response to cattle raiding incidents. During the military intervention 62 dahalo were killed and 32 others arrested. IDPs have reportedly started returning home as security conditions have improved in the affected area.

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