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16 Dec 2014 description

In the Invasion Area (mainly in the West), control operations started on the 17 October with the onset of the rainy season and the first breeding of the Malagasy Migratory Locust. Numerous localized hopper spots and bands were treated. The hopper populations having escaped treatments have formed some adult groups and swarms on the western side of the Invasion Area.

10 Dec 2014 description

By Riana Ravoala

Thanks to the generous support of UKAid through the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is able to assist the Malagasy Government in improving its national preparedness and response to cyclones.

05 Dec 2014 description

Main conclusions and recommendations

In Madagascar an outbreak of plague has been evolving since 31 August 2014; as of 16 November 2014, 40 people have died from the disease.

29 Nov 2014 description

Locally-produced rice (riz Gasy) is the most important staple food for households in northern and central Madagascar. Dried cassava is the primary staple food in the south, although it is consumed in other parts of the country when household food stocks are low.

28 Nov 2014 description

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, mercredi 26 Novembre 2014 à Abidjan, deux prêts d’un montant global d’environ 59 millions de dollars américains (USD) pour contribuer au financement de la deuxième phase du Projet de Réhabilitation et d’Extension du Périmètre de Bas-Mangoky (PRPBM II), dans la région Sud-Ouest de Madagascar.

27 Nov 2014 description

Stress (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity likely to persist through March 2015

Key Messages

26 Nov 2014 description

Poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale confirmés et distincts au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
14 novembre 2014

Lors de deux incidents distincts et sans lien entre eux, des poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale (PVDVc) ont été confirmés au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar.

Soudan du Sud

24 Nov 2014 description

Le 25 janvier 2014, Madagascar célèbre l’investiture de son nouveau président de la République au stade de Mahamasina, un quartier de la capitale. Il est 19 heures et Élisabeth, qui tient un petit commerce dans le quartier voisin, à Anosy, part rejoindre sa sœur pour ravitailler son commerce. Soudain, une lumière vive l’aveugle et une explosion lui arrache la jambe gauche, la propulsant à quelques mètres d’elle.

24 Nov 2014 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 19:35 GMT

UPDATES with new death toll, quotes, context

by Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

The health ministry said there had been 138 suspected cases since the beginning of the year, and warned the death toll was likely to rise in coming months.

24 Nov 2014 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | lundi 24/11/2014 - 11:00 GMT

Par Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

Endémique dans les campagnes de Madagascar, la peste a fait récemment son apparition dans la capitale Antananarivo, où la prolifération des rats et des puces qui véhiculent la maladie inquiète.

Une jeune femme est morte de la maladie le 11 novembre dans un bidonville de la capitale, une zone insalubre où les habitations s'empilent entre marécages et rizières. Un autre cas non mortel a été signalé dans cette ville de deux millions d'habitants.

21 Nov 2014 description

Disease outbreak news

21 November 2014 -On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plague. The first case, a male from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, was identified on 31 August. The patient died on 3 September.

As of 16 November, a total of 119 cases of plague have been confirmed, including 40 deaths. Only 2% of reported cases are of the pneumonic form.

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Un barrage vient d’être inauguré sur la rivière Ankaibe afin d’accroître la productivité agricole

  • Il va permettre d’irriguer une surface rizicole de 2 100 hectares et 6 000 ménages devraient en bénéficier

  • Depuis 23 ans, cette zone agricole n’avait pu être exploitée par les agriculteurs, faute de système d’irrigation adéquat

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A dam has just been inaugurated on the Ankaibe River to boost agricultural productivity

  • It can irrigate 2,100 hectares of paddy fields, and 6,000 households should benefit directly

  • For 23 years, farmers have been unable to work these fields for lack of an adequate irrigation system

19 Nov 2014 description

Le Canada vient d’allouer un financement d’un montant de 6,4 millions de dollars américains (environ 14 milliards d’ariary) au programme d’alimentation scolaire mis en place par le PAM à Madagascar. Ce fonds devrait être utilisé sur une période de deux ans.

18 Nov 2014 description

Tropical Storm Adjali:

Tropical Storm Adjali is forecast to move in a south-westerly direction towards north-east Madagascar. However, for the forecast period of 18 to 23 November, Adjali is expected to decrease in strength and remain a significant distance from any populated area. OCHA is monitoring the situation and will issue updates as required.

18 Nov 2014 description

Regional Overview

Swaziland: Heavy Storm

On 9 November a heavy storm damaged about 100 homesteads and Qomintaba Primary School in Swaziland, disrupting the ongoing exams. This is the second storm to hit the area in a month. The first storm damaged at least 200 homesteads.

However, as the food store room was affected, the school feeding programme will be suspended.

In Focus: Tropical Storm Adjali