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18 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo struck north eastern Madagascar on the morning of March 7, travelling at 200 to 300 km/hour. On March 8, Enawo weakened from to a moderate tropical storm and exited Madagascar on of Friday 10 March 2017.

18 Mar 2017 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.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

18 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s “forgotten crisis” continues. The January 2017 nutrition assessment of children under 59 months indicated a deterioration as compared to the last quarter of 2016, as expected given the current period of the lean season. Current estimates for 2017 are that 35,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition (21,750 alone in the South).

17 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Antananarivo, 17 March 2017 – A cargo flight carrying 79 tons of humanitarian supplies has arrived in the capital of Madagascar as part of the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) ongoing response to Cyclone Enawo which caused significant damage in the northeastern part of the country and has affected much of the rest of the world’s fourth-largest island.

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• The Government of Madagascar declared a national situation of emergency on 14 March 2017 due to the impact of Cyclone Enawo.

• Led by national authorities, including the BNGRC, national line ministries and their district counterparts, humanitarian partners have initiated response activities targeting vulnerable people and families in the areas most affected by the cyclone.

• To date, at least 34,377 people affected by the cyclone have received WASH assistance, and 31,025 people have received food assistance.

17 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

Read more on IRIN

17 Mar 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

On 3 March 2017, Tropical storm Enawo formed in the southern Indian Ocean. The cyclone hit landfall in Madagascar on 7 March at around 10:30 am local time. Enawo is currently equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. On 8 March, Enawo weakened from an “intense” to a “moderate” tropical storm. The remnants of Intense Tropical Cyclone Enawo exited Madagascar on the morning of 10 March. The storm traversed nearly the length of the island over two days, affecting communities from north to south across Madagascar’s eastern and central regions.

17 Mar 2017 description

FEATURE

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AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict

FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March

CONTEXT

17 Mar 2017 description

ANTANANARIVO – En appui au Gouvernement de Madagascar, le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) a commencé, ce 11 mars, une assistance de vivres d’urgence à 20,000 personnes déplacées et accueillies dans des sites d’hébergement temporaire à Antananarivo, suivant le passage du cyclone ENAWO.

17 Mar 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected water extent as of 10 March 2017 over Antsahanoro commune, Antalaha district in Madagascar as detected by TerraSAR-X. As of 10 March 2017, ~ 335 Ha of land over Antsahanoro commune seem to be inundated and have experienced an increase of standing waters. These zones are mainly agricultural and/or swamps in the commune of Antsahanoro. These waters seem to be the results of the recent heavy rain related also to the cyclone ENAWO-17 which made landfall the 07 March 2017.

16 Mar 2017 description

By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria .
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.

16 Mar 2017 description

Antananarivo, le 14 mars 2017 - Un vol cargo transportant 92 tonnes (soit 91,686 kg) de fournitures humanitaires est arrivé dans la capitale de Madagascar dans le cadre de la réponse commune au Cyclone Enawo, qui a causé des dommages importants dans le nord-est du pays, et a affecté une grande partie du reste de la quatrième plus grande île du monde.

16 Mar 2017 description

Overview

A severe drought, associated with the El Niño phenomena, resulted in a humanitarian emergency in which an estimated 40 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability assessments and analysis indicated that 23 million required immediate humanitarian assistance, as of June 2016.

In response to this, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.

16 Mar 2017 description
map MapAction

La carte montre les frontières administratives et les charactéristiques physiques les plus significatives pour la region. Les régions: Ambatolampy, Ambohidratrimo, Andramasina, Antananarivo Atsimondrano, Antananarivo Avaradrano, Antananarivo Renivohitra, Arivonimamo, Manjakandriana, Andapa, Antalaha, Befandriana Nord, Fenerive Est, Mananara-Avaratra, Mandritsara, Maroantsetra, Sainte Marie, Sambava, Soanierana Ivongo, Vavatenina, Vohemar