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27 Feb 2015 description

Points saillants

Grand sud :

  • 25% à 55% de déficit de précipitation entre septembre 2014 et janvier 2015 par rapport à la moyenne sur 15 ans.

  • Taux de malnutrition aigue severe (MAS) varie entre 2,3% et 9,2% apres mesure de perimetre brachial chez les enfants moins de 5 ans (<115 mm).

27 Feb 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | vendredi 27/02/2015 - 12:52 GMT

Au moins 14 personnes ont trouvé la mort dans des inondations vendredi à Antananarivo, provoquées par des pluies torrentielles durant la nuit, ont indiqué les services de secours malgaches.

Dans un communiqué, le Bureau national de gestion des risques et des catastrophes (BNGRC) fait état de 14 morts et de plus de 24.000 sans-abris. Une évacuation de plusieurs quartiers de la ville basse était en cours vendredi matin.

27 Feb 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 18:09 GMT

At least 14 people died in flooding Friday in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo after a night of torrential rain caused dams to burst, rescue services said.

About 24,000 people were driven from their homes in the floods and several neighbourhoods in the Indian Ocean island nation were being evacuated, the country's emergency management bureau said.

27 Feb 2015 description

Dryness continues across much of southern Africa, flooding risks remain over Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated. 2 Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in mid-season dryness across eastern Botswana, northern South Africa, central/southern Mozambique, and central/southern Zimbabwe. Dryness is forecast to continue next week.

26 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened last week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
26 Feb 2015 description

February 25, 2015 by Stefanie Neno

Twelve-year-old Branza has lived in an orphanage in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital, since 2010, because his parents cannot afford to feed him.

25 Feb 2015 description

Above-average rains were observed across saturated areas in Madagascar and northern Mozambique.

Dryness deepens across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and coastal Tanzania.

25 Feb 2015 description

ALERTE JAUNE : MENACE DE DANGER

Rivière Ikopa :

A l’échelle d’Anosizato, le niveau de l’Ikopa est de 1,63 m. Le niveau est stationnaire mais montera durant les prochaines 12 heures. La cote d’alerte de menace de danger à cette station est de 3,00 m.

A l’échelle de Bevomanga, le niveau de l’Ikopa est de 3,95 m. Le niveau est stationnaire mais montera durant les prochaines 12 heures. La cote d’alerte de menace de danger de 4,00 m à cette station sera atteinte.

Rivière Sisaony :

25 Feb 2015 description

Le gouvernement de Madagascar et le PNUD ont scellé cet après midi un nouveau partenariat pour le prochain quinquennat (2015-2019), à travers la signature du Plan d’Action de Programme-Pays et des plans de travail permettant de réaliser les priorités convenues pour l'année 2015.

24 Feb 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi
As of 22 Feb, 24 cholera cases have been confirmed in Malawi, with 2 new cases since 19 Feb; the new cases were recorded at health centres, not displacement sites.

Mozambique
Heavy rains and floods have to date affected 177,645 people (37,090 households) in Mozambique. New heavy rains continue to add to the total affected.

20 Feb 2015 description

Since September 2014, 283 suspected, probable or confirmed cases, including 74 deaths have been reported for all affected areas in Madagascar. The outbreak peaked in November and December but has slowed for the time being. Health officials are keeping a close watch over the situation as the plague season on the island continues until April.

20 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 494,965

Balance Requested: US$236,960

Geneva, 20 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

On 16 January, 2014 Tropical Cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky with heavy rains accompanied by strong winds of 100km/hr and a displacement of 15km/hr causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. The persistent heavy rainfalls brought about severe flooding in most parts of the country.

20 Feb 2015 description

Rainfall deficits expected to worsen in South Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

20 Feb 2015 description

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

CHAPTER 2
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

CHAPTER 3
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

CHAPTER 4
Disaster Risk Reduction

CHAPTER 5
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

19 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus is convening this week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.

19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

19 Feb 2015 description

Feb 2015

Durant la 3ème décade de décembre 2014, la pluviosité était très faible tant dans l’Aire grégarigène que dans l’Aire d’invasion.

Les informations pluviométriques étaient contradictoires, selon les sources:

les estimations de FEWS-NET indiquaient que la pluviosité était faible à moyenne (4 à 40 mm) dans le Nord ainsi que sur les Hauts-Plateaux et le versant oriental de la Grande-Île, de Mahanoro à Taolagnaro.

19 Feb 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi

Approximately 230,000 people remain displaced in temporary sites in the 15 flood-affected districts.
Cholera continues to be a serious concern, with 5 cases confirmed on 13 Feb, and 3 more suspected cases reported by UNICEF on 14 Feb. The Health Cluster has already mobilized capacity in the field and the situation is being closely monitored.

Mozambique