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04 Feb 2016 description
  • Heavy rains and strong winds affected northern Madagascar over the last few days, causing floods and damage. Approx. 121 mm of rain in 24 h were observed in Antsohihy (Sofia Region) and 95 mm in Fascene (Diana region) over 2-3 February.
  • As of 3 February, local media reported several villages affected in Sofia and Boeny regions and at least 100 homes affected in Mandritsara (Sofia Region).
  • Over the next 48 h, more heavy rains may still affect northern Madagascar, especially Sofia Region. Moderate rainfall may also affect central areas.
30 Jan 2016 description

Crop development is behind schedule in southern districts due to a poor start of the rains

Key Messages

29 Jan 2016 description

The south of Madagascar is suffering from recurrent drought, resulting in crop loss and affecting households’ access to food.

More than 400,000 people are affected by severe food insecurity, according to a crop and food security mission, conducted jointly by Madagascar’s Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in July 2015.

For Delphine, a 43-year-old who lives in the village of Ambonaivo in Ambovombe district, times are tough.

29 Jan 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP addresses food insecurity and malnutrition through a development oriented Country Programme, as well as a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in response to natural disasters. In 2014, UN agencies developed and adopted a new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2015 - 2019). WFP has subsequently adopted a new country strategy, which aligns with the UNDAF, and is based on national development priorities and lessons learned from past interventions.

25 Jan 2016 description

La Facilité africaine de l’eau vient d’approuver un don de 1,8 million d’euros en faveur de Madagascar pour doter huit villes de plans d’assainissement. L’objectif du projet est de renforcer le développement économique et social de ces villes grâce à des programmes d’actions pour la gestion intégrée des eaux pluviales, des excreta, des eaux usées et des déchets solides. Les zones concernées (Toliara, Taolagnaro, Antsirabe, Toamasina, Nosy-Be, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga et Antsiranana) regroupent 1,6 million d’habitants.

24 Jan 2016 description

La mission du Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies aux affaires politiques de l’ONU, M. Taye Brook Zerihoun à Madagascar touche à sa fin ce vendredi. Cette visite s'inscrit dans le cadre de sa tournée de consultation auprès des pays de la communauté de développement de l'Afrique Australe (SADC) pour trouver les moyens de renforcer le partenariat dans la sous région, visant à assurer la stabilité et la paix et à garantir un environnement propice au développement durable.

21 Jan 2016 description

Jan 2016

Diagnostic

Durant la 2ème décade de novembre 2015, malgré une pluviosité déficitaire au niveau de l’Aire grégarigène selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien, les conditions écologiques étaient encore favorables aux besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache, surtout grâce aux bons apports pluviométriques reçus lors des deux décades précédentes.

14 Jan 2016 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 11 January 2016 : Within the framework of the follow up of the decisions of the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2015 and the 545th meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), held on 21 September 2015 as well as the activities of the AU Panel of the Wise, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, dispatched to Antananarivo, Mr.

01 Jan 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Madagascar is within the Regional Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and on January/12/2015, pressure in the zone resulted in unreasonably high amounts of rain in the city of Antananarivo. The city is an area prone to flooding, with two thirds of the city classified as a flood plain, which leads to a chronic annual cycle of flooding emergencies, displacement, injury and loss of life.

01 Jan 2016 description

Poor households in the south are engaging in atypical coping and the depletion of assets

Key Messages

23 Dec 2015 description

In the poor urban areas of Madagascar affected by flooding, a Cash for Assets programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) enables communities to restore their livelihoods, improve their access to food and prepare for whatever the cyclone season might throw at them.

22 Dec 2015 description

22.12.2015 – Almost 80 per cent of the natural vanilla sold worldwide comes from Madagascar. GIZ is creating better prospects for vanilla farmers and supporting them in improving their living conditions.

In Madagascar, vanilla is known as the ‘queen of spices’. Alongside saffron, it is one of the most costly spices in the world. In the dark days of winter, vanilla is in particular demand: in biscuits, cakes and chocolate, it is a popular flavouring for festive treats.

22 Dec 2015 description

Alors que la COP21 touche quasiment à sa fin, le projet post-urgence mené par SOS Villages d’Enfants depuis le mois de mai dans six districts du Sud de Madagascar en est à sa deuxième phase. Les évènements climatiques inhabituels qui avaient touché le pays depuis le mois de janvier (grêle, absence de pluie, température élevée) ont eu pour conséquence la destruction des cultures de saison et avaient entraîné il y a quelques mois une pénurie de ressources alimentaires et une hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires de première nécessité.

18 Dec 2015 description

Plusieurs familles des zones rurales de Madagascar ont des difficultés pour trouver une école pour leurs enfants. De ce fait, elles sont souvent contraintes de les envoyer aux écoles les plus proches qui se situent à Miarinarivo, capitale de la région Itasy. Cependant, il est difficile d’y trouver un logement stable et peu cher. Les enfants sont donc envoyés dans des familles d’accueil, au risque d’être souvent exploités ou abusés.

16 Dec 2015 description

SOMMAIRE
Situation éco-météorologique : page 1
Situation acridienne : page 5
Situation antiacridienne : page 8
Synthèse : page 9
Annexes : page 11

11 Dec 2015 description

Since April 2012, Madagascar is facing a Migratory Malagasy Locust plague that threatens the food security of 13 million people (60 percent of the population), 9 million of whom rely on agriculture for their living. Rice, other cereal crops and pastures for livestock were at risk of considerable damage because of the locust plague, which could have had a significant negative impact on domestic supply and grain prices.

10 Dec 2015 description

Durant le mois d’octobre 2015, les premières pluies importantes ont été enregistrées à partir de la 3ème décade. Les sols seraient alors devenus humides, au moins en surface, sur l’ensemble de la Grande-Île. Les températures ont augmenté d’environ deux degrés Celsius : les températures étaient favorables au Criquet migrateur malgache dans les Basses- et Moyennes-Terres. Les conditions thermo-hydriques commençaient à y devenir favorables dans les biotopes hygrophiles et mésophiles.

05 Dec 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climate change is making Madagascar increasing vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones and droughts which hamper development efforts.

  • These disasters, which devastate staple crops such as rice, significantly jeopardize the country’s food security.

  • With support from the World Bank, Madagascar is adapting irrigation infrastructure to climate change to preserve agriculture, the livelihood of 90% of the population.