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30 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

30 janvier 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a octroyé 100 millions de dollars tirés du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) des Nations Unies pour soutenir les opérations d'aide dans neuf situations d'urgence négligées.

30 Jan 2017 description

(Addis Ababa/New York, 30 January 2017):

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. CERF’s largest allocation of the year will reach more than 6 million people in crises where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically low. These countries are Cameroon, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.

28 Jan 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
27 Jan 2017

An international team of researchers representing the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Wageningen University, has raised the alarm over the enormous economic impact of parasitic weeds on rice production in Africa, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of resource-poor rice farmers and consumers in the region.

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

26 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 26 January 2017

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

25 Jan 2017 description

Emergency food assistance needs unprecedented as Famine threatens four countries

25 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, le 19 janvier 2017 – Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu hier le vice-président de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique, Makhtar Diop, en visite à Madagascar. Ce dernier a confirmé l’engagement de 1,3 milliard de dollars annoncé lors de la Conférence des bailleurs et des investisseurs, qui s’est tenue à Paris en décembre dernier, pour soutenir le développement de Madagascar au cours des trois prochaines années.

25 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, January 19, 2017 – The World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, confirmed today the Bank’s commitment to support Madagascar with $1.3 billion over the next three years, as pledged in Paris last December during the international donors conference. He made this announcement during a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

24 Jan 2017 description

Excessive rains during the 2nd half of the season is likely to lead to flooding, leaching, and could result in waterlogging

Near Term: October 2016 - January 2017, Medium Term: February - May 2017

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20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG — Even for Madagascar, this is no ordinary bubonic plague outbreak.

The African nation has the world’s highest incidence of the bacterial infection that earned the grim name “the Black Death” after it killed an estimated 50 million people in the 14th century. The rat- and flea-borne illness hits the island nation every year from about December to April.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

16 Jan 2017 description

Antananarivo, le 16 janvier 2017 : En réponse à la requête du Gouvernement au Système des Nations Unies en février 2016, et à la suite des conclusions de la Mission d’assistance à l’évaluation des besoins électoraux (Needs Assistance Mission/NAM), le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) a mis en place le projet d’« Assistance préparatoire au processus électoral » en septembre 2016.

14 Jan 2017 description


14 Jan 2017 description


  • Rains improved in many areas that were affected by severe drought last season

  • Poor rains have been received in Tanzania and parts of Madagascar, with likely impacts on crop production in affected areas

  • An armyworm outbreak has affected the region, with reports of outbreaks in Zambia,
    Zimbabwe and Malawi. The outbreak in Zambia is particularly severe

Regional Summary