- Grand Sud Drought - Office of the Resident Coordinator, Situation Report No. 6 (EN/FR)
- Cyclone Enawo : Cluster Logistique - Mise à jour de la situation, 15 mai 2017
- WFP Madagascar Country Brief, May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- RIASCO Action Plan for Southern Africa - Revised regional response plan for the El Niño-induced drought in Southern Africa Dec 2016 - Apr 2017
- Commission Urgence Grand Sud de Madagascar - Plan de réponse stratégique à la sècheresse prolongée (2016 - 2017)
21 juin 2017 – Un chiffre record de 141 millions de personnes dans 37 pays a besoin d'une aide humanitaire aujourd'hui, alors que les programmes d'intervention coordonnés par l'ONU ne sont financés qu'à hauteur de 25%, a déclaré mercredi le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).
(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
Madagascar’s 2017/18 rough rice production is estimated at 3.5 million metric tons (mmt), down 0.2 mmt from last year and down 0.41 mmt or 11 percent from the 5-year average. The estimated output is below the 5-year average due to a severe drought in the central and northern regions of the country where nearly 80 percent of Madagascar’s rice is grown (Figures 1 and 2). Area is estimated at 2.2 million hectares (mha), down 0.2 mha from last year due to the drought.
In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.
In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017
This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.
Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence
Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought
FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods
8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
In May, WFP continued its drought emergency response to meet the needs of disaster-affected communities through food and cash-based unconditional assistance and nutrition support. From June onward, the focus of the operation will shift towards resilience building activities.
Since May, early recovery activities aiming to help communities to restore damaged infrastructure (roads and irrigation canals) are being implemented in the targeted cyclone affected areas.
By Evelyne Karanja
NAIROBI, 7 June 2017 – Struck three months ago by a cyclone that affected 500,000 of its 24 million people, the climate-vulnerable Indian Ocean nation of Madagascar sees early warning and disaster preparedness as fundamental to its future resilience.
Cyclone Enawo, which made landfall in mid-March, claimed 81 lives and injured more than 250 people, according to the National Office for the Management of Risks and Crises, better known as the BNGRC, the acronym for its French-language name the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes.
Les mois de février et mars coïncident avec le début des récoltes de grande saison dans le Sud de Madagascar, tandis que la période de soudure continue à marquer le Sud-Est.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.
On 11 May 2017, the government of Madagascar launched the third National Nutrition Action Plan (PNAN III) at a grand ceremony with President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. This plan takes on the recommendations of an evaluation undertaken following PNAN II, including an increased focus on multi-sectoral coordination and wider coverage – targeting 80% of those affected by malnutrition across the country.
• Harvests begin across Southern Africa, improving food security for vulnerable households
• Projections for June to September indicate Minimal levels of food insecurity across the region
• USAID/FFP provides nearly $270,000 in new funding to UNICEF to continue nutrition
From 7-8 May 2017, the SUN Movement Coordinator along with a delegation from the SUN Movement Secretariat visited Madagascar to reflect on progress made and the road ahead in the fight against malnutrition. Madagascar has one of the highest rates of childhood stunting in the world – Over half of children are chronically malnourished.