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27 Aug 2016 description

Antananarivo, 26 August 2016 – Starting the project phase of the involvement of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Madagascar, the Malagasy Minister of Economy and Planning and General of the Army Corps, Herilanto Raveloharison, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN System, Violette Kakyomya, Thursday signed the official documents for two projects, amounting to $5 million.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s southern regions have been experiencing a prolonged drought, which has been reinforced by the effects of El Niño. This has left 1.1 million people food-insecure, including 665,000 severely food-insecure, in the seven most severely affected districts.

  • Limited funding is affecting WFP’s assistance. WFP urgently needs USD 9.6 million for the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (emergency response) and USD 2.4 million for the Country Programme (development) for the next 6-months.

24 Aug 2016 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | mercredi 24/08/2016 - 06:36 GMT

par Tsiresena MANJAKAHERY

A Madagascar, la moitié des enfants de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition chronique, une véritable bombe à retardement à la fois pour ces gamins dont le développement intellectuel est compromis, mais aussi pour l'économie de ce pays pauvre de l'océan Indien.

A neuf mois, Maria Faratiana "est trop petite par rapport aux enfants de son âge", déplore sa mère, Colette Razanamaro.

23 Aug 2016 description

Selon Fews-net, le mois de mai 2016 semble avoir été marqué par une pluviosité moyenne à faible (inférieure à 50 mm sauf dans quelques enclaves où elle était comprise entre 50 et 150 mm) dans la Grande-Île.

Les relevés du Centre national antiacridien (CNA) indiquaient que la pluviosité était très faible dans l’Aire grégarigène sauf dans quelques stations de l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud où une pluviosité faible (30 à 60 mm) a été localement enregistrée.

22 Aug 2016 description

Le personnel administratif en formation à Antsirabe

La bonne gouvernance, la lutte contre la corruption, la redevabilité, le management public, le leadership : ces cinq thématiques seront au cœur du renforcement de capacité du personnel de l’administration de l’Assemblée Nationale de Madagascar à partir de ce lundi 22 Août 2016.

11 Aug 2016 description

Aug 2016

Le mois d’avril 2016 semble avoir été marqué par une pluviosité faible à très faible dans toute la Grande-Île.

Les relevés du Centre national antiacridien (CNA) indiquaient que la pluviosité était déficitaire à hyper déficitaire par rapport aux besoins du **Criquet migrateur malgache** dans toute l’Aire grégarigène, sauf dans l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud où une pluviosité moyenne a été enregistrée localement.

05 Aug 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

AMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS) - Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.

She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most affected regions, the other two being Androy and Atsimo Andrefana.

03 Aug 2016 description

SITUATION GÉNÉRALE

Selon Fews-net, le mois de mars 2016 semble avoir été marqué par une forte pluviosité (supérieure à 150 mm) au nord du 18ème parallèle et une pluviosité moyenne, variant de 50 à 150 mm, au sud.

03 Aug 2016 description
report Medair

For most of us, daily chores like cleaning the dishes or washing the laundry require almost no effort other than popping them into the washing machine. For Lisy, however, who lives in the remote region of Maroantsetra in northeast Madagascar, these chores are very challenging. Each day, she has to walk several hundred metres from her house to the river at the edge of the village to wash her dirty dishes and laundry and to collect water to use at home.

30 Jul 2016 description

Poor harvest in the South results in an early start to the lean season

Key Messages

  • As a result of an El Niño driven drought that affected the 2015/2016 agricultural season, main and off-season harvests were well below-average or failed, depending on the crop and zone, in parts of southern Madagascar including Tsihombe, Ambovombe, the southern part of Amboasary, Beloha, Bekily, Ampanihy coastal, and Betioky Atsimo.

28 Jul 2016 description

Après trois jours de riches échanges avec plus de 120 représentants des communautés et des acteurs locaux des sept districts les plus affectés par la crise humanitaire dans les régions de l’Androy, de l’Atsimo Andrefana, et de l’Anosy, l’atelier d’élaboration du plan de relèvement et de résilience face à la sècheresse du Sud s’est terminé jeudi à Ambovombe. Il s’inscrivait dans la suite de la consultation nationale menée en février 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 juillet 2016 – De retour de mission à Madagascar et au Malawi, la Sous-Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Kyung-Wha Kang, a insisté mercredi lors d'une conférence de presse à New York sur la gravité de la crise humanitaire dans ces deux pays.

« Durant ma mission au Malawi et à Madagascar, il était clair que les conditions liées à El Nino ont aggravé les vulnérabilités, entraînant de graves pénuries alimentaires », a dit Mme Kang lors de cette conférence de presse.

27 Jul 2016 description

As delivered

Thank you for joining me today.

I have just returned from visiting Madagascar and Malawi, where I saw first-hand the impact of the devastating and widespread drought on Southern Africa.

Before that, I took part in a key donor meeting on 14 July in London, on the effects of El Niño in Southern Africa. The impact of the current El Niño is felt globally, affecting over 60 million people.

25 Jul 2016 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development announced $127 million in additional humanitarian and recovery assistance to people affected by severe drought in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland. With this announcement, the United States has provided nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to the region. In addition, the United States has also provided development investments to mitigate the drought's impacts and build resilience in Southern Africa.

22 Jul 2016 description

(Antananarivo, 22 July 2016) Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s southern region has been experiencing a prolonged drought which has been reinforced by the effects of El Niño. This has left 1.1 million people food insecure, including 665,000 severely food insecure, in seven districts.

19 Jul 2016 description

◾TC ABELA continued moving west-southwest over the south-west Indian Ocean remaining a Tropical Storm. On 19 July at 06.00 UTC its center was located approx. 690 km north-northeast of La Reunion (France) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm).

◾Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving south-west slighly weakening but still remaining a Tropical Storm. It may move near the north-eastern coast of Madagascar over 20-21 July. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect north-eastern parts of Madagascar.

15 Jul 2016 description

WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Malawi and Madagascar

WHEN: 16 – 22 July 2016

WHERE: Lilongwe, Antananarivo and field locations