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23 May 2017 description
report Theirworld

To mark the anniversary of the Education Cannot Wait fund being launched, the Syrian teenager has sent a powerful message to children affected by humanitarian emergencies.

Around the world, more than 75 million children are being denied an education because of humanitarian emergencies.

Conflicts, natural disasters and health crises have seen them forced out of school, at risk of dropping out or receiving poor-quality education.

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

21 May 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Madagascar’s 2017 staple food production is expected to remain below average levels.
    The ongoing main rice harvest will be less than 90 percent of 2016 levels as unexpected early season dryness resulted in a late start to the planting season. Maize and cassava production will see a modest recovery but similarly remain below average (Figure 1).
    Rice imports will continue to play an important role in staple food supply over the coming months.

19 May 2017 description

Despite recent seasonal rainfall, moisture deficits remain in central Kenya and Somalia

  1. Following rains during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December has led to continued dryness across many parts of western Angola.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description
report The Guardian

Cyclone Enawo was the biggest storm in more than a decade to hit Madagascar. It left scores dead and triggered floods and landslides, destroying tens of thousands of homes. Two months on, the remarkable story of the village of Antanandava is a testament to Madagascan resilience

by James Ruttle

It was late morning when Cyclone Enawo made landfall on Madagascar’s north-east coast. The most severe tropical storm to hit the Indian Ocean island in more than 10 years brought with it winds of up to 290km/h and 25cm of rainfall.

16 May 2017 description

Vue d’ensemble de la situation

  • Entre le 7 et le 10 mars, le cyclone tropical intense Enawo a frappé le Nord Est de Madagascar avec une vitesse de 200 à 300 km/heure. Il a traversé la majeure partie de l’ile,en affectant environ 434000 personnes. Le 14 Mars 2017, le Gouvernement de Madagascar a déclaré la situation d’urgence dans le pays. Les autorités nationales, y compris le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC), coordonnentla réponsehumanitaire dans leszones affectées.
15 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 47 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 36 ungraded events.

13 May 2017 description

Faits marquants

• Mars marque le pic de la période de soudure alimentaire dans de nombreux pays touchés par la sècheresse induite par El Niño l'an dernier (source: FEWS NET).

• La saison des pluies a continué à apporter des précipitations au Grand Sud, alors que ces pluies entravent encore la fourniture des aides humanitaires et l'accès aux marchés locaux.

12 May 2017 description

Recent seasonal rainfall helps partially alleviate abnormal dryness in East Africa

  1. Despite rainfall during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar due to very poor rains earlier in the season.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December have led to moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions across many parts of western Angola.

10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

06 May 2017 description

On 25 April 2017, a new platform to engage the private sector on nutrition was launched in Madagascar. The new platform titled, “Anjaramasoandro”, brought together 10 founding member companies to the National Nutrition Office in Anosy. The establishment of the platform demonstrates the commitment of businesses in Madagascar to join the fight against malnutrition, aligning efforts behind government priorities.

05 May 2017 description

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.

05 May 2017 description

Vue d’ensemble de la situation

Entre le 7 et le 10 mars, le cyclone tropical intense Enawo a frappé le Nord Est du Madagascar avec une vitesse de 200 à 300 km/heure. Il a traversé la majeure partie de l’ile en affectant presque 434,000 personnes. Le 14 Mars 2017 le Gouvernement de Madagascar a déclaré la situation d’urgence dans le pays. Les autorités nationales, y compris le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC), coordonne la réponse humanitaire dans les zones affectées.

05 May 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, seasonal rain remains below-average across much of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall accumulations since late February have resulted in significant moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

03 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The improved rainy season and harvest in March and April 2017 may produce a temporary reprieve from the complex nutritional crisis in the south, however pockets of acute malnutrition remain an obstacle to recovery. Preliminary results of the UNICEF-led nutrition SMART surveys show GAM prevalence between 10 and 15 per cent in Beloha and Amboasary districts, within the “high” prevalence range for wasting,according to WHO standards (10-14 per cent).

03 May 2017 description

Highlights
- Good rains continued to the end of season in most areas, resulting in positive production expectations in several countries.
- The high seasonal rainfall improved dam and groundwater levels, providing good water availability for irrigation over the coming seasons.
- Preliminary reports suggest the regional impact of the Fall Armyworm was not severe. However, experts advise robust, coordinated control measures for coming seasons.

Regional Summary

30 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2017 forecast to fall on an annual basis, mainly reflecting dryness in main-producing areas

  • Imports of rice projected to rise in 2017; currency weakness expected to maintain higher rice prices

  • Food security conditions remained stressed in southern regions, while impact of Cyclone Enawo increased humanitarian needs

Rice production in 2017 expected below average mostly on account of poor rains in main producing areas