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28 Jun 2016 description

La famille du Système des Nations Unies à Madagascar partage la douleur du peuple de Madagascar et des familles victimes et endeuillées, suite aux deux récentes tragédies qui ont causé la mort de citoyens Malagasy.

En effet, il y a à peine quelques jours, nous étions consternés d’apprendre le drame de Beroroha dans le Sud de Madagascar, qui a laissé un bilan lourd de 31 personnes décédées dont une dizaine d’enfants.

27 Jun 2016 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 22:43 GMT

A toddler died in hospital Monday following a grenade attack in Madagascar's capital, bringing the death toll to three in what the president called "an act of terrorism".

The blast struck the Mahamasina municipal stadium in Antananarivo at around 1600 GMT Sunday, just as a free concert was taking place to mark the nation's 56th anniversary of independence from France.

According to the gendarmerie, the attack immediately killed two teenagers aged 16 and 18.

26 Jun 2016 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | dimanche 26/06/2016 - 19:48 GMT

L'explosion d'une grenade a fait au moins deux morts et quelque 70 blessés dimanche à Antananarivo, lors des célébrations de la fête nationale de Madagascar, a-t-on appris auprès de la gendarmerie.

L'explosion a eu lieu vers 19H00 (16h00 GMT) dans le stade municipal de Mahamasina, où se tenait un concert gratuit à l'occasion de la fête de l'indépendance.

C'est dans ce même stade qu'avait eu lieu un défilé militaire dans la matinée.

26 Jun 2016 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 22:54 GMT

Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar's capital Sunday during the country's national day celebrations, in what the president called "an act of terrorism".

The blast struck the Mahamasina municipal stadium in Antananarivo at around 1600 GMT, just as a free concert was taking place to mark the nation's 56th anniversary of independence from France.

23 Jun 2016 description

Cérémonie d’ouverture de l’ Atelier de Réflexion pour la mise en œuvre d’un Plan de Relèvement et Résilience face à la sécheresse dans le Grand Sud de Madagascar
Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes Antanimora, 23 juin 2016

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23 Jun 2016 description


  • The south of Madagascar has been experiencing a prolonged drought reinforced by the effects of El Niño. This has left 1.1 million people from seven districts food insecure, including 665,000 severely food insecure.

21 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

Drought and climate change in Madagascar

By Will Worley

​ANDROY, 21 June 2016

Drought-prone southern Madagascar is facing yet another food emergency this year. An unusually strong El Niño season means the rains have failed once more. Prices in local markets have skyrocketed, leaving more than 665,000 people in urgent need of food aid.

18 Jun 2016 description

Concern about the effects of this year’s El Nino weather pattern on food production grew to alarm in recent months, raising the prospect of a widespread and serious food crisis. According to the UN food and agriculture agencies in Rome, the weather pattern was exacerbating already dry conditions into a persistent drought, particularly across southern Africa. We needed to bring attention to an impending emergency.

14 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

BEKILY, Madagascar, Jun 14 2016 (IPS) - Havasoa Philomene did not have any maize when the harvesting season kicked off at the end of May since like many in the Greater South of Madagascar, she had already boiled and eaten all her seeds due to the ongoing drought.

11 Jun 2016 description

Posted by Dina Esposito on Friday, June 10th 2016

Because of its slow onset, Southern Africa’s drought may not be headline news. But its impacts are being felt by millions. At least 12.8 million people in Southern Africa will face crisis levels of food insecurity by the end of this year.

Madagascar has been especially hard hit. About 80 percent of the population in the country’s seven southern districts—665,000 people—are in need of emergency food assistance.

07 Jun 2016 description


  • Due to the latest deterioration of the humanitarian situation since March 2016, the humanitarian response has started effectively in April 2016.

  • A 12-month humanitarian response plan (April 2016 to April 2017) has been jointly developed by all humanitarian actors; and a recovery plan linked to longterm drought mitigation will be developed in order to establish good foundations and effective linkages to longer term development.

02 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Katie Nguyen | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 2 June 2016 07:00 GMT

BESAKOA, Madagascar, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most days, Hitasoa ignores breakfast and lunch. She is too busy finding enough money to buy food for dinner - and even that is a challenge in Madagascar's dry south, where the worst drought in 35 years has wiped out the maize crop.

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01 Jun 2016 description

The failure of main season crops results in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity in parts of the South

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26 May 2016 description


Durant la 2ème décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et en fonction des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité n’était favorable que dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire Est, l’Aire de multiplication initiale Nord et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Centre. Elle était souvent excédentaire dans l’Aire grégarigène transitoire des compartiments Nord et Centre ainsi que dans l’Aire de multiplication initiale du compartiment Centre et déficitaire à nulle dans l’Aire de densation Nord et Sud.