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01 Feb 2015 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. Imported rice is a less-preferred substitute, but often consumed by poor households. Antananarivo, the capital city, is a large urban market and is a major hub for the country’s staple food trade networks. Antsirabe is an urban market located in the surplus riceproducing Vakinankaratra region.

31 Jan 2015 description

Extended lean season likely for poor households in southwestern Madagascar

KEY MESSAGES

  • Atypical rainfall distribution. In December, rainfall was below-average and poorly distributed in the South and Southwest parts of the country. Forecasts predict normal to above-normal rainfall in the coming months, but the late onset of rainfall suggests late planting may extend the lean season by as much as one month.

30 Jan 2015 description

Points saillants

  • 20.578 personnes se trouvent dans les sites d’hébergement dans l’ensemble du pays, dont 16.894 à Antananarivo

  • A l’exception du district de Vohipeno, les personnes déplacées dans les autres régions rentrent progressivement chez elles.

  • Les niveaux des rivières à Antananarivo ont beaucoup diminué, et l’alerte rouge a été levée

  • 969 salles de classe ont été endommagées, ce qui a perturbé le déroulement normal des cours pour 48.000 élèves.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Lovasoa Rabary

NAIROBI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Madagascar's government appealed for international aid on Wednesday after a tropical storm earlier this month devastated large swathes of the Indian Ocean island, causing damage worth around $40 million.

Sixty-eight people were killed and 130,000 displaced when the tropical storm Chedza hit Madagascar on Jan. 16, the National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster said.

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28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

27 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Tuesday 27/1/2015 - 18:02 GMT

Sixty eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning.

"The flag is to be at half-mast on Wednesday.... All festive activities are suspended," the government said.

The hardest hit area of the Indian Ocean island saw 25 deaths, with the majority killed by landslides unleashed by the tropical storm known as Chedza on January 16 and 17.

27 Jan 2015 description

Bilan de la tempête tropicale Chedza et des intempéries au 26/01/2015 à 16h

Après l'appel à la solidarité nationale lancé par le BNGRC le 19 Janvier dernier, nombre de donateurs ont répondu à l'appel. En parallèle, les actions d'assistance et de distribution de dons (vivres et non vivres) sont effectuées dans toutes les zones touchées par les intempéries de ces derniers jours.

Vous pouvez télécharger l'intégralité du rapport de situation de ce 26 janvier 2015 à 16h.

26 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | dimanche 25/01/2015 - 19:32 GMT

Le président malgache Hery Rajaonarimampianina a présenté dimanche un nouveau gouvernement chargé d'"engager la vitesse supérieure", alors qu'il est de plus en plus critiqué sur son manque de résultats concrets après avoir passé un an aux affaires.

"C'est un gouvernement prêt à se battre que nous venons de former", a déclaré M. Rajaonarimampianina dans une intervention radio-télévisée, à l'occasion du premier anniversaire de son arrivée au pouvoir.

26 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Sunday 1/25/2015 - 20:17 GMT

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina unveiled a new government in the Indian Ocean island nation on Sunday after the previous one resigned over public anger at its handling of recurring power outages.

"This is a government that is ready to fight," Rajaonarimampianina said in a speech that was broadcast on television and radio to mark his first anniversary in power.

22 Jan 2015 description

Le Premier Ministre, le Général Jean RAVELONARIVO a reçu la délégation de l’Assurance Réassurance et Omni branche (ARO) conduite par son Directeur Général Monsieur Patrick ANDRIAMBAHINY le 22 janvier 2015 au Palais de Mahazoarivo.

Cette compagnie d’Assurance a remis officiellement un lot de dons pour les sinistrés après le passage du cyclone CHEDZA. Il s’agit de 500 pièces de couvertures, 20.000 pièces de savons et 10 tonnes de riz blanc.

21 Jan 2015 description

Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone and Flood

• Due to the recent heavy rains and the passage of the Tropical Storm CHEDZA, 35 people have died, and 117 181 have been affected. In addition, there were 44 389 people displaced, 2 322 houses destroyed, 1 451 houses damaged, 200 schools damaged, eight health centres flooded and about 1 650 ha of crop-land inundated.

Mozambique - Flood

21 Jan 2015 description

AUTORITÉ POUR LA PROTECTION CONTRE LES INONDATIONS DE LA PLAINE D’ANTANANARIVO

A.P.I.P.A.

BULLETIN HYDROLOGIQUE DE LA PLAINE D’ANTANANARIVO N° 31

Ce mercredi 21 janvier 2015 à 15 h

ALERTE ROUGE : DANGER DECLARE

21 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | Wednesday 1/21/2015 - 13:31 GMT

A tropical storm which battered Madagascar at the weekend left 46 people dead, according to a final toll published by the authorities on Wednesday.

More than 120,000 people were left homeless or otherwise affected by the storm known as Chedza which lashed the Indian Ocean island with heavy rains for days, according to the national disaster management office.

On Monday, the authorities had said 14 people had perished.

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21 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | mercredi 21/01/2015 - 10:53 GMT

La tempête tropicale Chedza qui a traversé Madagascar ce week-end a fait 46 morts et plus de 120.000 sinistrés, selon un nouveau bilan des autorités publié mercredi.

Dix régions sur les 22 que compte la Grande Ile ont été frappées à des degrés divers, a détaillé le Bureau national de gestion des risques et des catastrophes (BNGRC) dont le précédent bilan faisait état lundi de 14 morts et 84.000 sinistrés.