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22 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 octobre 2016 – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ont annoncé jeudi l'intensification de leurs efforts dans le sud de Madagascar après la publication des résultats d'une récente évaluation sur la sécurité alimentaire dans la région.

20 Oct 2016 description

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe.

20 Oct 2016 description


18 Oct 2016 description

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, and John Kufuor, former President of Ghana and Co-chair of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, hosted the first official meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday, October 17 in Abidjan.

18 Oct 2016 description

Humanitarian assistance improves the food security situation in Malawi and Zimbabwe

Key Messages

16 Oct 2016 description

Today is World Food Day and to celebrate, we want to share the success you’ve helped bring to hungry families around the world.

The global message from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for this year’s World Food Day is “Climate is Changing. Food and agriculture must too.”

16 Oct 2016 description

La délégation de la Direction aux affaires politiques et gouvernance démocratique de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie conduite par son Directeur Adjoint M. Dominique Delpuech a rencontré le 10 octobre 2016 dans l'après-midi Mme Violette Kakyomya, Représentant Résident du Programme des Nations Unies à Madagascar et ses proches collaborateurs à la Maison Commune des Nations Unies à Andraharo.

15 Oct 2016 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 (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). 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.

13 Oct 2016 description
  • Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years, following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. Governments have led the response. However, the scale of needs overwhelm national capacity. Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe have declared national drought emergencies, and Mozambique declared a red alert; all, together with Madagascar, calling for urgent international assistance.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description


  • The level of food insecurity is alarming in 8 districts of 3 regions of the Grand Sud of Madagascar and is expected to deteriorate by early 2017, unless the affected populations are able to recover their livelihoods; and access to food and income drastically improves.

11 Oct 2016 description

Sector Overview

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.

11 Oct 2016 description

Les pays en développement ont fait des progrès considérables dans la réduction de la faim depuis 2000. L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2016 (GHI) montre que le niveau de la faim pour l’ensemble des pays en développement a diminué de 29 %. Mais les progrès ont été inégaux et de grandes disparités persistent entre les régions mondiales, les pays ainsi qu’à l’intérieur des pays.

11 Oct 2016 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and manmade disasters.

11 Oct 2016 description

Global Hunger Index: Over 45 Countries on Pace for “Moderate” to “Alarming” Hunger Levels by 2030 UN Deadline OCT 11, 2016

Report Rates Hunger “Serious” or “Alarming” in 50 Countries in 2016

29 Percent Reduction in Global Hunger Index Scores Since 2000

11 Oct 2016 description

Analyse IPC menée du 26 Septembre au 6 Octobre pour les districts les plus touchés dans le Sud de Madagascar


Zones les plus touchées:

  • Districts en phase d’Urgence (IPC Phase 4): Trois districts (Tsihombe, Beloha, Amboasary Sud) ainsi que quatre communes dans le district de Taolagnaro (Ranopiso, Analapatsy,
    Andranobory, Ankariera) .

10 Oct 2016 description


  • SARCOF projects neutral conditions with likely normal to above-normal rainfall from October to March

  • Initial assessments indicate adequate stocks of seeds within Southern Africa to meet humanitarian assistance needs

  • USAID partners continue to respond to drought-related humanitarian needs across the Southern Africa region


10 Oct 2016 description

Key Messages

  • The El Niño induced drought resulted in 15 percent drop in regional cereal production from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 which is about 11 percent decrease compared to the five-year average1 . Southern parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar as well as most of Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia have been significantly affected by this drought.
    Approximately 40.8 million people (22.5% of rural population) will be food insecure in Southern Africa up to March 2017.

08 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


· UNICEF and partners carried out the fifth and sixth periodic malnutrition screening of 300,000 children under 59 months in July and August 2016. The screening found that 1,264 children were affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in July and 1,291 in August. 9,275 children were affected by moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in July, while 9,767 were affected by MAM in August (in 6 out of 8 affected districts).

· 19,000 children with SAM have been treated since beginning of 2015 (including 10,500 SAM children in 2016).