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27 Nov 2014 description

Stress (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity likely to persist through March 2015

Key Messages

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

Poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale confirmés et distincts au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
14 novembre 2014

Lors de deux incidents distincts et sans lien entre eux, des poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale (PVDVc) ont été confirmés au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar.

Soudan du Sud

26 Nov 2014 description

Document Summary

UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.

24 Nov 2014 description

Le 25 janvier 2014, Madagascar célèbre l’investiture de son nouveau président de la République au stade de Mahamasina, un quartier de la capitale. Il est 19 heures et Élisabeth, qui tient un petit commerce dans le quartier voisin, à Anosy, part rejoindre sa sœur pour ravitailler son commerce. Soudain, une lumière vive l’aveugle et une explosion lui arrache la jambe gauche, la propulsant à quelques mètres d’elle.

24 Nov 2014 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 19:35 GMT

UPDATES with new death toll, quotes, context

by Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

The health ministry said there had been 138 suspected cases since the beginning of the year, and warned the death toll was likely to rise in coming months.

24 Nov 2014 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | lundi 24/11/2014 - 11:00 GMT

Par Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Endémique dans les campagnes de Madagascar, la peste a fait récemment son apparition dans la capitale Antananarivo, où la prolifération des rats et des puces qui véhiculent la maladie inquiète.

Une jeune femme est morte de la maladie le 11 novembre dans un bidonville de la capitale, une zone insalubre où les habitations s'empilent entre marécages et rizières. Un autre cas non mortel a été signalé dans cette ville de deux millions d'habitants.

21 Nov 2014 description

Disease outbreak news

21 November 2014 -On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on 31 August. The patient died on 3 September.

As of 16 November, a total of 119 cases of plague have been confirmed, including 40 deaths. Only 2% of reported cases are of the pneumonic form.

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Un barrage vient d’être inauguré sur la rivière Ankaibe afin d’accroître la productivité agricole

  • Il va permettre d’irriguer une surface rizicole de 2 100 hectares et 6 000 ménages devraient en bénéficier

  • Depuis 23 ans, cette zone agricole n’avait pu être exploitée par les agriculteurs, faute de système d’irrigation adéquat

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A dam has just been inaugurated on the Ankaibe River to boost agricultural productivity

  • It can irrigate 2,100 hectares of paddy fields, and 6,000 households should benefit directly

  • For 23 years, farmers have been unable to work these fields for lack of an adequate irrigation system

21 Nov 2014 description

The global breeding programme for taro (Colocasia esculenta) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is gathering pace. The International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA) is part of the five-year project Adapting clonally propagated crops to climatic and commercial changes funded by the European Union (EU).

19 Nov 2014 description

Le Canada vient d’allouer un financement d’un montant de 6,4 millions de dollars américains (environ 14 milliards d’ariary) au programme d’alimentation scolaire mis en place par le PAM à Madagascar. Ce fonds devrait être utilisé sur une période de deux ans.

18 Nov 2014 description

Tropical Storm Adjali:

Tropical Storm Adjali is forecast to move in a south-westerly direction towards north-east Madagascar. However, for the forecast period of 18 to 23 November, Adjali is expected to decrease in strength and remain a significant distance from any populated area. OCHA is monitoring the situation and will issue updates as required.

18 Nov 2014 description

Regional Overview

Swaziland: Heavy Storm

On 9 November a heavy storm damaged about 100 homesteads and Qomintaba Primary School in Swaziland, disrupting the ongoing exams. This is the second storm to hit the area in a month. The first storm damaged at least 200 homesteads.

However, as the food store room was affected, the school feeding programme will be suspended.

In Focus: Tropical Storm Adjali

17 Nov 2014 description

Tropical Storm Adjali:

The first named tropical storm of the season, Adjali, has formed over the south-west Indian Ocean. As at 06:30 UTC this morning, 17 November, Adjali was about 1,900 km north-east of Madagascar and 1,500 km north-east of Mauritius. Over the forecast period of 17 to 22 November, the moderate tropical storm is expected to move south-south-west and intensify, but to remain a significant distance from any populated area. OCHA is monitoring the situation and will issue updates as required.

16 Nov 2014 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.

14 Nov 2014 description

Separate circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar

Disease outbreak news
14 November 2014

In separate and unrelated events, circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) have been confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar.

South Sudan

14 Nov 2014 description
DIPECHO Southern Africa and Indian Ocean - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 7 260 000

0 . Major changes since last version of HIP

13 Nov 2014 description
  • In Madagascar, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed. The virus was isolated from one case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with onset of paralysis on 29 September, and from three healthy contacts. An estimated more than 25% of children remain under-immunized against polio in the country. Madagascar was previously affected by a cVDPV2 outbreak in 2001/2002 (resulting in five cases) and in 2005 (resulting in three cases). Emergency outbreak response is being finalized, with campaigns to be held in December and January.