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30 Mar 2015 description

Après le passage des différentes intempéries depuis le début de l'année, des activités de réponse et de prévention ont été effectuées par le BNGRC dans le cadre de la prévention et réduction des risques et des catastrophes. Cela dans l'objectif de:

  • Couverture des zones à risques en outil de communication

  • Sensibilisation des communautés pour faire face aux aléas

  • Assurer les premiers secours d’urgences des catastrophes

Ces activités font références, entre autres, à:

27 Mar 2015 description

25/03/2015

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across Madagascar threatening the country’s main staple food crops and pasture areas.

“We reviewed our ongoing collaboration with FAO, the European Union and the World Bank against the locust plague that affects particularly the south of Madagascar where there is chronic hunger,” the Minister said in remarks made after the meeting.

27 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Mixed 2015 crop production prospects due to cyclone damage and extended dry spell in the south

  • Rice production in 2014 increased to about 4 million tonnes, partly recovering from last year’s sharply reduced output

  • Prices of rice increased seasonally, but remain below their year-earlier levels as of December 2014

  • Food security conditions aggravated in areas affected by cyclones, while dry conditions in south raise serious concerns over a third successive production decline

24 Mar 2015 description

Nous remercions le gouvernement malgache pour sa participation au mécanisme de l’EPU. Nous demeurons préoccupées par l’insécurité humaine et les exécutions extrajudiciaires commises par les forces de l’ordre depuis 2012 notamment dans le sud de Madagascar riche en ressources minières.

23 Mar 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 150,000

Balance Requested: US$ 3,488

Geneva,3 March 2015

Dear Colleagues,

23 Mar 2015 description

LOCUST SITUATION

In February 2015, the tropical storm Fundi has severely hit almost the entire western side of the Island, the Mahafaly plateau and the peneplain having been less affected. The strong winds associated with the storm resulted in the geographical redistribution of the populations of the Malagasy Migratory Locust and favored their displacements towards areas non-­‐ affected by the floods where the ecological and meteorological conditions were suitable for their breeding.

23 Mar 2015 description

Le gouvernement malgache a organisé mardi un atelier de sensibilisation des décideurs politiques dans l'objectif de faire avancer son processus de plan national d’adaptation (PNA) et renforcer la planification stratégique nationale pour préparer, répondre et s’adapter aux effets des changements climatiques à moyen et long termes, dans le contexte des inondations qui ont récemment sérieusement affecté le pays.

21 Mar 2015 description

Harvests, though delayed, to improve food access starting in April

KEY MESSAGES

  • A delayed start to the 2014/15 rainy season will likely result in harvests delayed by up to one month, likely extending the lean season through March in much of southwestern Madagascar. Select districts in Anosy, Androy, and Atsimo Andrefana are currently in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), although some households in these regions are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

20 Mar 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

The WFP Madagascar Country Strategy Document (2015 – 2019) focuses on:

1) Providing emergency assistance to disaster-affected communities and increasing their resilience to shocks; strengthening national and communities’ capacity to manage risks;

2) Improving access to basic social services and safety nets through a school feeding programme and nutritional assistance; and 3) Strengthening access to markets for smallholder farmers.
WFP has been present in Madagascar since 1968.

19 Mar 2015 description

AN ONGOING LOCUST PLAGUE is threatening the livelihoods and food security of 13 million people in Madagascar.

The current Malagasy Migratory Locust plague started in April 2012, following a two-year upsurge that was not successfully addressed because of insufficient financial resources.

19 Mar 2015 description

Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) poursuit son assistance aux familles affectées par les inondations et les glissements de terrain dans la capitale de Madagascar.

18 Mar 2015 description

By Volana Rarivoson

Nearly 200,00 people are facing hunger in southern Madagascar due to crop failure. The United Nations World Food Programme and its partners are providing much-needed assistance.

16 Mar 2015 description

Mar. 2015 Southern African News Features by Kizito Sikuka - SANF 15 no 10

Late rains and floods that affected most parts of southern Africa late last year and early this year have subdued the overall food security situation in the region, which has otherwise been impressive over the last few years.

This was said by the SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Lawrence Stergomena Tax at the recent SADC Council of Ministers meeting held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 6-7 March.

12 Mar 2015 description

La Coordinatrice résidente du Système des Nations Unies à Madagascar Fatma Samoura a porté la voix de l’ensemble de l’Equipe Humanitaire du Pays regroupant les Agences du Système des Nations Unies, les ONGs internationales, les mouvements de la Croix Rouge lors d’une conférence de presse sur les situations d’urgence à Madagascar, organisée dans les locaux des Nations Unies à Madagascar mardi après-midi.

11 Mar 2015 description

Ambovombe, Madagascar | | Wednesday 3/11/2015 - 07:34 GMT

by Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Clutching a small bag of corn in one hand, six-year-old Haova Toboha scratches the ground with the other in the hope of turning up stray kernels left from a UN food handout.

"I found these and I'll add them to the corn given to my parents" by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said the little girl with the plastic bag in the village of Berano, southern Madagascar.

10 Mar 2015 description

Madagascar - The Government of Madagascar has formally presented its National Action Plan to fight trafficking in persons within and from Madagascar.

The event in the capital Antananarivo was presided over by Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo and was attended by senior officials from the President’s Office and the National Assembly and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Internal Security, Justice, Public Service, and Labor.

10 Mar 2015 description

With more heavy rains expected this week, the Malagasy Red Cross Society has teams and materials positioned and ready to respond to growing needs following already extensive flooding which has left thousands homeless.

09 Mar 2015 description

SYNTHESES DE LA SITUATION

  • Antananarivo est toujours en alerte face aux risques d'inondation. Les niveaux de l'Imamba,
    Sisaony et Ikopa vont baisser dans les prochains 07 heures.

  • La Région Atsinanana est aussi en alerte rouge inondation. Le BNGRC et les Comités GRC ont fait une évaluation sur place, on a constaté que les niveaux des rivières ont commencé à baisser.